Posted: Friday 19th January 2018
Map showing locations of reported faults
Winds of up to 60mph hit Hertfordshire on Wednesday night as Storm Fionn blew through the county, damaging trees, roofs and fences.
Our highways teams dealt with almost 250 reports of storm damage on Thursday, mostly fallen trees and branches causing disruption during the morning rush hour.
Crews from our highways contractor, Ringway, prioritised clearing obstructions from pavements and carriageway throughout Thursday, and are still working around the network today to remove the remaining trees that need tree surgeons and heavier gear to move. This work is likely to continue for the next few days.
High winds also damaged a number of buildings across the county, with roof tiles and chimneys affected, and our fire and rescue service attended Ware Library to make the roof safe
Ralph Sangster, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “I’m very grateful for the efforts of the Ringway crews in clearing up after the storm over the last two days. I’m also pleased to hear stories about members of the community volunteering to help deal with fallen branches. This sort of community spirit helps us all out and makes a big difference to people travelling in the county.”