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13 February 2020

Storm Dennis updates

Our highways crews have been responding to Storm Dennis-related issues throughout the weekend.

 Although the wind is subsiding, there are still yellow warnings in place for heavy rain and strong winds this weekend, with likely disruption to travel.

With the ground already saturated, the heavy rain could result in localised flooding.

Please keep a close eye on forecasts and take care if you are out and about due to the possibility of fallen trees and other debris that may be on the roads and paths. Our advice, as always, is to please drive to the conditions and adhere to any road closure signage.

You can be kept up to date of any potential flooding risks, by signing up for alerts with the Environment Agency.

We will update this page if there is any significant disruption to Wiltshire Council services and highways. You can also follow @wiltscouncil on Twitter for updates.

To report a fallen tree on amenity land or any other minor highways issues, please use our online reporting service or the MyWilts app.

Please call 0300 456 0105 if there is a highways emergency - such as a tree down blocking a highway. If there's any danger to life please call 999.

 Here are other useful numbers.

Updates

  • There are flood alerts and some warnings throughout the county including Bristol Avon (middle) from Melksham to Bathford, and Bristol Avon (upper) from Chippenham to Melksham. Keep checking the Environment Agency's flood update page.
  • Storm Dennis has affected the WHOLE county. Our teams are responding to issues as quickly as possible but please bear with them
  • The flood barriers at Bradford-on-Avon and Staverton have been raised as a precaution
  • Drivers can expect debris on the roads so please drive with care and attention.
  • There is lots of surface water so please do not take any risks, as you never know how deep it might be
  • There was an issue with power cables on B3414 on the Boreham road which resulted in it being closed. Fire and police service were on the scene in response

Last updated: 17 February 2020 | Last reviewed: 17 February 2020

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