Storm round-up: Trees down across the region

Storm round-up: Trees down across the region

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James Preston

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Storm round-up: Trees down across the region

Strong winds and heavy rain hit the region last night, causing travel disruption and damage:

A fallen tree in Park Road, Stoke Poges, yesterday

 

 

  • In Borderside, Slough, a fallen tree near the junction with Wexham Road is 'being dealt with' by Slough Borough Council's highways department.
  • There were around 20 fallen trees in the Royal Borough, but no significant damage was caused. The trees have been removed by the council's contractors.
  • Members of the borough's Streetcare team have been out and about this morning to pick up debris off roads and pavements and brush away large puddles.
  • The council is not aware of any damage to property or injuries suffered as a result of last night's weather.
  • Windsor Ice Rink is open again today after it was closed yesterday.
  •  A spokesman for the Highways Agency said the major roads and motorways in the area are looking ok at the moment.
  • An update on the First Great Western website said services in the London and Thames Valley area are operating as close to the timetable as possible, but there may be some delays and cancellations.
  • There are three separate trees on the line between Reading and Gatwick blocking all lines and limited replacement buses are in operation.
  • Ticket restrictions have been lifted across the network and customers with tickets dated today can travel on Friday, December 27.
  • There is a flood alert in place for Twyford, Charvil and  Wargrave where the Lower River Loddon joins the River Thames. Flooding of roads and low-lying land is expected.
  • There are also flood alerts in place for the River Cut, including Holyport, the Lower River Loddon, including Hurst and Waltham St Lawrence and the River Thames from Mapledurham to Sonning.
  • “Flooding is possible, be prepared and keep an eye on things,” said a spokesman for the Environment Agency. “All the land is very wet already, so it cannot take the heavy rainfall that we have had as well.”
  • Updates of flood warnings are posted on http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/
  • Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) received more than 100 emergency call-outs across the county, starting early yesterday afternoon and continuing until 6.20am this morning.
  • TfB's operations centre received reports of 71 fallen trees and 12 instances of flooding and is continuing to work throughout today to make sure roads are kept clear.

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