Highways' teams responding to storm damage

Waste sites to remain closed for rest of the day

Signs showing road closure and diversion

Leicestershire highways’ teams will be working round-the-clock in response to the effects of Storm Ciara.

Earlier today, the county council said it had received more than 60 reports relating to storm damage to trees across the county with a number of road closures also in place.

Extra gangs had already been drafted in ahead of today's storm to support the clearing-up efforts.

A spokesperson said: “We’re repeating the national highways advice that drivers should check the latest weather and travel conditions before setting off on journeys and consider if their journey is necessary and can be delayed until conditions improve.

"If you do intend to travel, then plan your journey and take extra care, allowing more time for your journey. In high winds, there’s a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we’d advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down.”

The county council’s recycling and household waste sites across the county will also remain closed for the rest of the day as a result of the high winds.

For more information, visit: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling 


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