Emergency call-outs all night due to storms

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Transport for Bucks (TfB) have been working around the clock to help keep as many roads as possible open following the severe weather yesterday,Monday

TfB’s emergency response plans mobilised eight teams from depots in the north and south of the county, along with specialist contractors, who worked through the night to make safe all emergencies.

Specialist tree contractors Salcey provided three teams to help clear fallen trees requiring special equipment to remove.

TfB’s operations hub received more than 100 emergency call-outs starting on Monday afternoon. The first call came in at 12.30pm, and by 6.20am today, TfB’s operations centre had received reports of 71 fallen trees and 12 instances of flooding.

A further 61 calls reporting overnight damage and flooding came in from 8.30am this morning.

Reports covered the whole county, with the the most northerly from Leckhampstead, and the most southerly at Dorney.

TfB teams are continuing to work hard today to ensure roads are kept clear.

Bucks County Council cabinet nember for planning and transport, Janet Blake, said: “Our crews have done a brilliant job in responding to so many calls in very difficult circumstances, and they have my heartfelt thanks.

“The way they were able to respond so quickly and effectively showed how well-prepared they were.”