Norfolk County Council works hard to clear roads following Storm Aileen

13 September 2017

Norfolk County Council’s highways team have been working since the early hours of the morning to clear roads of trees, branches and debris brought down by Storm Aileen.

The County Council has responded to 35 reports of incidents of trees that have fallen or are damaged or dangerous since last night, with additional highways crews drafted in to deal with the possible impact of the storm. Most of these incidents have now been dealt with and roads reopened.

The strong winds that battered the county overnight and into this morning are now easing but people should still be cautious when making any journeys by road and drive to the conditions. Particular care should be taken when driving around blind bends and on little-used country roads as there could still be debris on the road surface.

Martin Wilby, Chairman of the council’s Environment, Development and Transport Committee, said: “I’m proud of our highways team’s response to Storm Aileen. We’ve worked quickly and efficiently in tricky conditions to clear roads and keep people safe. The operation involves dozens of members of staff, many of whom have had to work during the night, and I really appreciate their efforts as I’m sure many people in Norfolk will.”

To report any road blockages contact the Norfolk County Council Highways team by visiting www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport or calling 0344 800 8020.

For political comment

Cllr Martin Wilby (Conservative) Chairman of the Environment, Development and Transport Committee, on 07920 286618 or 01379 741504
Cllr Terry Jermy (Labour) on 01842 630851
Cllr Tim East (Liberal Democrat) on 01603 743241
 

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