Emergency call-outs continue for highways crews

TfB's operations hub in action fielding emergency calls
TfB's operations hub in action fielding emergency calls

Seventy emergency calls were received at the Transport for Bucks (TfB) operations hub yesterday, Monday.

Of these, 14 calls took emergency crews to deal with surface water flooding on roads throughout the county while five were to clear fallen trees off the roads. The majority of the other calls (38) were for emergency pothole repairs.

Yesterday’s call-outs make a total of 95 flood sites attended by TfB’s emergency crews since December 23, 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, 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 of 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 operations hub based in TfB’s Griffin Lane depot, in Aylesbury.