Hertfordshire bad weather warning with more storms due

PUBLISHED: 12:25 14 February 2014 | UPDATED: 12:25 14 February 2014

Welwyn Hatfield flooding 2014

Welwyn Hatfield flooding 2014

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Hertfordshire is set to be lashed by more heavy rain and wind, with Met Office chiefs warning of more stormy weather today (Friday).

Herts County Council says bad weather is taking its toll on roads, and emergency highways crews are expected to work “round the clock”.

Councillor Terry Douris, cabinet member for highways, said: “Driving conditions are likely to be difficult at times and I’d like to remind everyone to plan ahead and allow extra time for journeys.

“Most importantly, please observe road closures and don’t try to drive through flood water.

“Water levels change rapidly and it isn’t worth writing your car off to save a few minutes.

“Highways and Fire and Rescue crews will continue working round the clock to clear as much flood water as possible, but more rain will inevitably cause disruption and further flooding.”

Hertfordshire Constabulary’s Assistant Chief Constable Mick Ball said: “With more rain forecast in the coming days, I would encourage people to consider what effects this may have on them and to be prepared.

“Safety is a priority and I would like to reassure members of the public that we are monitoring the situation closely with our partners and will respond should any incidents of flooding occur.”

Information on road closures is available, updated several times a day, on www.hertsdirect.org/roadclosures


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