Road crews braced for more bad weather tonight

Bucks Free Press: Road crews braced for more bad weather tonight Road crews braced for more bad weather tonight

EMERGENCY road crews are again braced to tackle any disruption caused by the forecast bad weather over the next 24 hours.

Four three-man Transport for Buckinghamshire crews - two for the north of the county, and two for the south - will be responding to calls, and armed with specialist equipment to deal with fallen trees and road blockages.

The county's two gully emptying machines and the 'Super Sucker' will also be on standby to clear surface water flooding caused by storm debris blockages and sheer volume of rainfall.

The Met Office forecasts heavy rain and strong winds spreading east during the night and tomorrow, expecting a widespread 10mm to 20mm of rain, with gusts of around 50mph.

TfB says the transport hub handled 930 calls during January's severe weather and will be maintaining an incident report log, tracking all call-outs from start to finish.

Janet Blake, Buckinghamshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Planning and Transport, said: "Our fantastic teams did a superb job during January's bad weather, and I know they're very well-prepared for a robust response this time."

The last bout of severe weather saw crews deal with 244 fallen trees and visit 272 flood sites.

To report any flooded roads or fallen trees, call 0845 230 2882.

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1:30am Wed 5 Feb 14

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

This is always good to know. Preparations and action plans like these will be more useful than sweeping things up days after.
This is always good to know. Preparations and action plans like these will be more useful than sweeping things up days after. Bartholomew HuckleBerry

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