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10 February 2020

Council's response to Storm Ciara keeps Wiltshire moving

Wiltshire Council's Highways teams have been busy clearing up after Storm Ciara to help keep people safe and the county road network moving this weekend.

The team received more than 140 reports of fallen trees and other incidents over Saturday and Sunday, and using a triage system to prioritise the major routes on the network, the team has cut up and removed more than 100 trees throughout the county.

Cllr Bridget Wayman, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: "Our dedicated Highways teams have been working around the clock throughout the weekend to keep Wiltshire residents safe and the county's road network moving.

"Wiltshire took a good battering from Storm Ciara, our strongest storm in several years, and it is a testament to our teams' hard work that they have removed so many fallen trees and obstructions in such a short space of time.

"Teams are still out responding and assessing the road network as the clean-up after the storm continues, and if people spot any issues, I'd urge them to please report them on our website, and our teams will respond."

The effects of Storm Ciara are still being felt in Wiltshire, with some roads closed and some power outages affecting parts of the county. For up-to-date news and information, please follow @wiltscouncil on Twitter.

People should also be aware of any potential flooding risk, by signing up for alerts with the Environment Agency at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

To report a fallen tree or any other highways issues, go to www.wiltshire.gov.uk/mywiltshire-online-reporting

Last updated: 10 February 2020 | Last reviewed: 10 February 2020

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