Tree-clearing crews on standby as strong winds batter Hampshire

EXTRA teams are on standby to clear up trees felled by high winds that are currently battering Hampshire.

A number of trees have fallen, including several on the B3400 between Oakley and Whitchurch, thanks to gusts of wind measuring more than 50mph.

Councillor Sean Woodward, executive member for economy, transport and environment, said: “We are prepared for some strong winds and heavy rainfall.

“Our highways teams are ready, with additional support from extra gully tankers, emergency response teams and tree crews on standby to help keep Hampshire moving, by dealing with flooding and fallen trees on the roads throughout today and the night.

“We anticipate that our highways teams will be busy tomorrow clearing up after the storm.”

Road problems can be reported by calling 0845 603 5633 or visiting hants.gov.uk/roadproblems

Seen any wind-related damage around the borough? Email your stories and pictures to newsdesk@basingstokegazette.co.uk

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