Our highways teams have been out clearing trees that have fallen in the wake of Storm Diana.
Yesterday, the Met Office warned that strong winds and heavy rain could cause disruption across the county overnight and up to 5pm today.
Crews were on standby to keep the roads moving and were called out 14 times today (29 Nov) to remove trees blocking roads in Loughborough, Melton, Harborough, Hinckley and Measham.
They were not the only areas affected by strong winds that swept the county. Yesterday (28 Nov), a crew was called out to Pincet Lane, in North Kilworth, to remove a tree blocking half the road.
Our forestry teams have been very busy dealing with the aftermath of Storm Diana, clearing roads and footpaths where trees and branches have fallen.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and resources will be available if needed. However, we would urge motorists, cyclists and pedestrians to take extra carePerson:Councillor Blake Pain, lead member for environment and transport
We are also encouraging residents 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.