Transport for Buckinghamshire’s (TfB) emergency crews cleared more than 60 trees felled during the strong winds last weekend (Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th January 2015).
Extra crews have been placed on standby ready to deal with emergencies in case of severe weather in the next few days.
The speedy response by emergency teams over the weekend attracted praise at the Cabinet meeting held on Monday 12th January 2015 from County Council Leader Martin Tett who had called them to a fallen tree across a main road.
Resources Cabinet Member Peter Hardy paid tribute to their efforts in clearing a fallen tree near his home.
During the past weekend TfB fielded four emergency crews in the south of the county, while two crews took care of fallen trees in north Buckinghamshire. Normally two crews cover the entire county.
Ruth Vigor-Hedderly, Cabinet Member for Transport, said her operations team had planned extra crews in response to the severe weather.
‘They’ve done a fantastic job, and I’m very grateful,‘ said Ruth. ‘I’m really impressed by their speed and professionalism in getting our roads cleared of fallen trees – and quickly!‘.
Fallen trees and flooding can be reported to TfB’s emergency crews (8.00am-5.30pm) by calling 01296 382416 or 0845 230 2882 Out of hours the number to call is 01296 486630.