Jan 03 2012

Weather Disruption – News from Harrow Council

Harrow Council is advising residents to take extra care when making any journey due to the stormy weather conditions and to monitor weather forecasts for further information.

The council is currently responding to a number of incidents across the borough. So far today around 24 trees have fallen down because of high winds and there has been minor highway flooding in locations such as Torbay Road, Wemborough Road, Kenmore Road and Kenton Avenue which caused minor traffic disruption. These situations have now been resolved.

So far there have been no reports of any injuries to the public however a number of vehicles have sustained damage due to fallen trees in Byron Hill Road and Blythwood Road.

The council is currently working to clear fallen trees from:

  • Park Drive – Rayners Lane
  • Whitmore Road – South Harrow
  • High Belmont Lodge – Harrow Weald
  • Hide Road – Central Harrow
  • Julian Hill – Harrow on the Hill
  • Laurel Gardens – Hatch End
  • Alfriston Avenue – North Harrow
  • Torbay Road – South Harrow
  • The Chase – Stanmore

The Council has also responded to an Environment Agency warning of high water levels in Field End Road where debris has been removed from drainage screens along the Roxbourne Stream to allow the water levels to drop.

“Harrow Council is doing everything it can to ensure our streets remain open and there is as little traffic disruption as possible. We would also ask residents to take care when making a journey.” – John Edwards, Divisional Director for Environmental Services.

The severe gales are expected to ease overnight.

We advise to check the environment agency website for flood alerts and warnings: www.environment-agency.gov.uk

Source: Harrow Council

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