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Trees cleared in Storm Freya aftermath

Emergency gangs busy overnight and first thing

Council's response to storm damage

Leicestershire County Council’s highways teams have been out clearing trees and branches which fell during Storm Freya on Sunday night.

The authority’s crews were on standby overnight, ensuring the safety of people in Leicestershire while keeping the roads moving.

Emergency gangs dealt with 18 call-outs to remove trees blocking the roads across Leicestershire overnight on Sunday and a further eight on Monday.


Our teams have been very busy dealing with the aftermath of Storm Freya, clearing roads and footpaths where trees and branches have fallen. They are continuing to work hard to ensure that the trees are cleared away as soon as possible and disruption to the roads and footpaths is kept to a minimum.”


The authority is also encouraging residents to check for any unusual changes in their trees following the storm. People are asked to check:

• 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?

If those signs of damage are present, residents should contact a competent and reputable tree surgeon.

Fallen trees obstructing the highway can be reported by calling the council on 0116 305 0001.

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