Weather update: Potholes prime concern as emergency road calls continue

Bucks Free Press: Weather update: Potholes prime concern as emergency road calls continue Weather update: Potholes prime concern as emergency road calls continue

POTHOLE repair requests were the reason for 38 emergency calls to the Transport for Buckinghamshire Operations Hub yesterday, as the wet and windy weather continued to take its toll.

Another 14 of the calls – of which there were 70 in total – were for emergency crews to deal with surface water flooding on roads and another five were to clear fallen trees from roads.

Yesterday's call-outs bring the total flood sites attended by TfB's emergency crews since Monday, December 23, to 95, and they have also cleared 125 fallen trees.

With the weather remaining unsettled, crews are continuing to attend emergency calls across the county.

Today (Tuesday 7 January) all 20 TfB Local Area Technicians and Inspectors are scouting Buckinghamshire's roads for flooding or fallen trees, increasing emergency coverage on the entire road network.

Routine works ceased today to enable all staff to respond to call-outs. Apart from pothole repair teams, the workforce - 100 staff in two or three-man crews - has been made available for emergency responses to deal with highway flooding and fallen trees.

The three gulley emptying crews and one Super Sucker team are in operation throughout today.

Emergency responses continue to be co-ordinated 24 hours a day, by the Operational Hub based in TfB's Griffin Lane depot.

The Met Office forecast for Buckinghamshire today is - Windy, with sunshine and scattered showers. The showers will be blustery and heavy at times, sometimes prolonged and with a chance of thunder, especially this morning. This gives a risk of localised flooding.

Tonight – This evening rain will quickly spread north, becoming heavy at times and so continuing the risk of localised flooding. Later the rain moves away, with dry and clearer conditions following.

For more information on flooding in your area, call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, or visit the Environment Agency website - www.environment-agency.gov.uk To report flooded roads or fallen trees in Buckinghamshire, please call 0845 230 2882, and keep up to date with the latest alerts on Twitter - @tfbalerts

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4:24pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.
When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits. Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 6

5:02pm Tue 7 Jan 14

miccles says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.
I trust the Romanians and Bulgarians more than the councillors and politicians
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.[/p][/quote]I trust the Romanians and Bulgarians more than the councillors and politicians miccles
  • Score: 5

5:14pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Fay93x says...

The road from Hughenden to Aylesbury is particularly bad at the moment, the road is FULL of potholes and disintegrating at the edges. Damage has been caused to my car due to this and I have a very expensive set of repairs to make at the end of the month. In addition to this, the road is NEVER gritted as it is a B road, however, it is a very busy route and the accident on Sunday proved this. Right outside Chequers too!
The road from Hughenden to Aylesbury is particularly bad at the moment, the road is FULL of potholes and disintegrating at the edges. Damage has been caused to my car due to this and I have a very expensive set of repairs to make at the end of the month. In addition to this, the road is NEVER gritted as it is a B road, however, it is a very busy route and the accident on Sunday proved this. Right outside Chequers too! Fay93x
  • Score: 7

7:48pm Tue 7 Jan 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

miccles wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.
I trust the Romanians and Bulgarians more than the councillors and politicians
So do I my friend ! With all the big companies are already exploiting cheaper immigrant labour who will do any job at the current measly minimum wage then why can we not welcome the new accession countries' people to our shore and let them repair our roads at a a fraction of the cost of what the British workers demand.
[quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.[/p][/quote]I trust the Romanians and Bulgarians more than the councillors and politicians[/p][/quote]So do I my friend ! With all the big companies are already exploiting cheaper immigrant labour who will do any job at the current measly minimum wage then why can we not welcome the new accession countries' people to our shore and let them repair our roads at a a fraction of the cost of what the British workers demand. Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: 2

9:48am Wed 8 Jan 14

sundaydriver says...

Maybe our friends from other countries could help the council with repairing the pot holes?
Maybe our friends from other countries could help the council with repairing the pot holes? sundaydriver
  • Score: 5

3:57pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Kania 2000 says...

If the pot holes are a problem now, just imagine what they will be like after a few good frosts! Our roads, their drains, white line, road margins footpaths and signs have all been neglected and are now in a very serious state of dis-repair. This is made worse by the appalling repairs that are carried out by the County Council. It was comical watching there workforce perform on the road from Prestwood to Gt Missenden yesterday. They repaired one hole and missed the adjacent ones and even missed others marked in the same road. I guess its the same management as the Bins!
ITs time all councils employed real managers and watched their work force like a hawk so not to waste further funds. Councillors get out there and learn your jobs and that of those you are responsible for, stop listening to the B... S... you are fed from the council management and deal with the wasted time and money.
If the pot holes are a problem now, just imagine what they will be like after a few good frosts! Our roads, their drains, white line, road margins footpaths and signs have all been neglected and are now in a very serious state of dis-repair. This is made worse by the appalling repairs that are carried out by the County Council. It was comical watching there workforce perform on the road from Prestwood to Gt Missenden yesterday. They repaired one hole and missed the adjacent ones and even missed others marked in the same road. I guess its the same management as the Bins! ITs time all councils employed real managers and watched their work force like a hawk so not to waste further funds. Councillors get out there and learn your jobs and that of those you are responsible for, stop listening to the B... S... you are fed from the council management and deal with the wasted time and money. Kania 2000
  • Score: 8

9:45pm Wed 8 Jan 14

tigeran says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
miccles wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.
I trust the Romanians and Bulgarians more than the councillors and politicians
So do I my friend ! With all the big companies are already exploiting cheaper immigrant labour who will do any job at the current measly minimum wage then why can we not welcome the new accession countries' people to our shore and let them repair our roads at a a fraction of the cost of what the British workers demand.
Because they want benefits and the NHS?
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.[/p][/quote]I trust the Romanians and Bulgarians more than the councillors and politicians[/p][/quote]So do I my friend ! With all the big companies are already exploiting cheaper immigrant labour who will do any job at the current measly minimum wage then why can we not welcome the new accession countries' people to our shore and let them repair our roads at a a fraction of the cost of what the British workers demand.[/p][/quote]Because they want benefits and the NHS? tigeran
  • Score: -2

10:52am Thu 9 Jan 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

tigeran wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
miccles wrote:
Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.
I trust the Romanians and Bulgarians more than the councillors and politicians
So do I my friend ! With all the big companies are already exploiting cheaper immigrant labour who will do any job at the current measly minimum wage then why can we not welcome the new accession countries' people to our shore and let them repair our roads at a a fraction of the cost of what the British workers demand.
Because they want benefits and the NHS?
No
[quote][p][bold]tigeran[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miccles[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: When will the roads be fixed ? This is the questions most politicians and councillors are ducking and deceiving us on. Instead of scaremongering us about Romanians and Bulgarians coming here to take our jobs and benefits.[/p][/quote]I trust the Romanians and Bulgarians more than the councillors and politicians[/p][/quote]So do I my friend ! With all the big companies are already exploiting cheaper immigrant labour who will do any job at the current measly minimum wage then why can we not welcome the new accession countries' people to our shore and let them repair our roads at a a fraction of the cost of what the British workers demand.[/p][/quote]Because they want benefits and the NHS?[/p][/quote]No Bartholomew HuckleBerry
  • Score: -1

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