Hard work by council clears storm debris
7:40am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in Latest News
MORE than 200 trees and branches have been cleared from Wiltshire’s roads following Monday’s storm.
Wiltshire Council teams worked overnight to keep the roads open for the morning traffic. Fifteen extra crews, some with specialised chainsaw capabilities, were drafted in to help.
On Monday morning every available council highway team, litter picker, sweeper and community team was working in partnership with teams from Balfour Beatty Living Places to clear up the debris.
Updates on road conditions were given through the council’s @wiltshirewinter twitter account, which people can follow for weather news.
John Thomson, cabinet member for highways, said: “Our teams have worked tirelessly to keep the highways clear. The hard work will continue as we strive to make sure our roads and footways stay as clear as possible during the autumn and winter months.”
If people wish to report a highway issue, they can do it at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/highwaysreportingform, by calling Clarence on 0800 232323 or by downloading the new My Wiltshire app through Google Play Store or the App Store.
Householders are being asked to be extra vigilant for cold callers who may offer to carry out repairs. Information on reputable traders is available at www.ageuk.org.uk/traders-list/ or by calling 01380 727767.
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