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Busy weekend for County Council workers

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Buckinghamshire County Council Offices, Aylesbury. 2009-04-06

The recent floods, storms and bad weather is making for a busy weekend for the Buckinghamshire County Council teams provding 24 hour cover over the weekend.

Transport for Buckinghamshire (TfB) has eight crews are on alert, with their focus mainly on surface water flooding.

Elderly, disabled and vulnerable residents living in areas at risk of flooding are being checked regularly by adult social care officers.

Thanks to a brief break in the weather Thursday, 13th February 2014, proved to be a quieter night for Transport for Buckinghamshire with only a handful of emergency call outs.

On Friday, 14th February 2014, Pound Lane area in Marlow remained flooded and TfB were working closely on flood clearance with Bucks Fire and Rescue, Thames Valley Police, Wycombe District and Marlow Town Council teams, as well as the RAF and Army.

Around 1,000 sandbags are available at the sandbag station in Pound Lane, Marlow to help protect properties from further flooding. Sandbag supplied were replenished with stock from the RAF overnight. A second sandbag station has been set up by TfB in Dedmere Road, Marlow.

TfB’s high pressure suction unit, the Super Sucker, is being used at Marlow to help clear water from residents’ properties.

TfB are monitoring the weather forecasts and have eight crews on alert to cover weekend flooding emergencies, and three contract teams to deal with fallen trees.

The following roads are closed owing to flooding;

• Mill Lane, Monks Risborough
• Ship Hill, Burnham
• Pound Lane, Marlow
• Market Place, Chalfont St Peter
• Wharf Road, Chalfont St Peter
• Cores End Road, Bourne End
• Ferry Lane, Bourne End

At Chalfont St Peter, TfB has set up sandbag walls in High Street to protect against rising water in the River Misbourne.

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