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Crews on standby to keep roads moving

Storm Bronagh's strong winds caused trees and branches to fall across the county
Crews were out throughout the night clearing roads and footpaths of fallen trees during Storm Bronagh

Strong winds are set to sweep across the country today and we are ready to deal with any disruption in Leicestershire.

So far today, a Met Office warning of windy weather and heavy rain has not been issued in the county, but it does stand for other parts of the UK from 9am today (Wed, 28) to 3pm on Thursday (30 Nov).

We have crews available during the day and night to keep the roads moving and deal with any incidents of localised flooding, if required.

 

Our forestry and emergency response teams will be available to clear roads and footpaths of any trees or branches that fall due to strong winds. 

“We will constantly monitor the weather situation and resources will be available if needed. However, we would urge motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to take extra care.

 

In September, Storm Bronagh caused disruption across Leicestershire. Over a period of two days, crews cleared more than 90 sites where the road network was disrupted by falling debris.

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 or road issues by calling 0116 305 0001.

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