Council highways teams out in force as rain and winds continue to batter Worcestershire

Kidderminster Shuttle: Council highways teams out in force as rain and winds continue to batter Worcestershire Council highways teams out in force as rain and winds continue to batter Worcestershire

Highways teams will be out in force to help keep traffic on the move as rain and strong winds are set to continue.

Worcestershire County Council workers and gritting teams will be responding to issues across Wyre Forest, emptying drains and gullies, clearing trees from the roads and working hard to keep the county open whilst keeping people safe.

Due to the exceptional rainfall over the weekend, drivers are being reminded that any surface water could quickly develop into black ice and are urged to adjust their driving accordingly.

Drivers are urged not to drive into flood water because of the possibility of hidden hazards.

The Met Office has predicted more rain and strong winds for the days ahead and the council is asking residents to drive with caution and be mindful of other motorists, cyclists and pedestrians while also respecting other road closures for their own safety.

With adverse weather continuing to affect Worcestershire, residents should be aware of possible localised surface water flooding, as well as some disruption in general.

Residents can find out the latest on river flooding and the weather by visiting the Environment Agency and Met Office websites and any issues can be reported at worcestershire.gov.uk

 

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