Highway crews continue clear up after Storm Eleanor


Our highway crews have been working to clear up dozens of fallen trees across the county following Storm Eleanor.

The crews were called out to deal with around 50 fallen trees across Wiltshire during the high winds.

Roads were affected as crews worked hard to clear the trees which have fallen or are threatening to fall in the high winds.

We have a central team that work 24/7 to deal with the incidents with four depots around the county prioritising the work for crews and tree surgeons as they seek to clear the roads.

Some roads may still have debris so drivers are warned to take care while driving.

Adrian Hampton, Head of Local Highways (South) at Wiltshire Council thanked the local communities for their help in reporting highway issues during the adverse weather, the information is vital in assisting the council to address the damage caused at the earliest opportunity.

He said: “The vast majority of the reports come from members of the public. We are very thankful to the residents who report issues as they are our eyes and ears out there.”

If you would like to report a fallen tree contact us on 0300 456 0100.

You can hear Adrian Hampton talk to BBC Wiltshire about the clear up 1:18:57 into the programme here

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