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Council teams on standby in Leicestershire as Storm Eunice is set to hit

People are being urged to make only essential journeys with high winds and disruption on the roads expected

A fallen tree in Glebe Road, Oadby, on Wednesday night
A fallen tree in Glebe Road, Oadby, on Wednesday night

Strong winds are set to sweep across the country tomorrow and the county council is ready to deal with any disruption in Leicestershire.

A Met Office amber warning of high winds has been issued in the county with gusts expected between 60mph and 70mph.

Leicestershire County Council will have crews available during the day and night in the wake of Storm Eunice to keep the road network moving and deal with any reported issues.

Our forestry and emergency response teams will be available to make roads and footpaths safe if trees or branches fall due to strong winds.

We will constantly monitor the weather situation and resources will be available if needed. However, along with other agencies, we would also urge people to consider only making journeys, if essential.

Cabinet member for highways and transport councillor Ozzy O'Shea

 Residents are also being encouraged to check for any unusual changes in their trees over the past days and weeks. People can ask themselves:

Are there any cracks in the tree which were not there a day or so ago?;

Are there any cracks or humps in the soil which were not there a day or so ago?;

Are there any hanging branches in the tree which could fall?

People can report fallen trees on the highway or other road issues by calling the council on 0116 305 0001.

Yesterday (WED), the county council also attended 19 incidents of fallen trees as the impact of Storm Dudley was also felt across the county.

The reported incidents of fallen trees during Storm Dudley on Wednesday were at:

Site_name

Locality name

A447

HINCKLEY AND BOSWORTH

COAL PIT LANE

LUTTERWORTH

CUMBERLAND ROAD

LOUGHBOROUGH

FOSSE WAY

SYSTON

GLEBE ROAD

OADBY

LEICESTER LANE

ENDERBY

LEICESTER ROAD

HUSBANDS BOSWORTH

LONDON ROAD

GREAT GLEN

MAIN STREET

TUR LANGTON

MARKFIELD ROAD

GROBY

MERRYLEES ROAD

THORNTON

PICKWELL ROAD

LEESTHORPE nr MELTON

RUGBY ROAD

BURBAGE

SOUTH KILWORTH ROAD

NORTH KILWORTH

ST PETERS PATH

OADBY

STATION ROAD

MARKET BOSWORTH

STATION ROAD

KIRBY FIELDS

THEDDINGWORTH ROAD

HUSBANDS BOSWORTH

TOP STREET

APPLEBY MAGNA

 

 

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