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Take extra care as the affects of Storm Christoph continue

Residents are advised to continue to take extra care and access support to prevent their property from flooding as the impacts of Storm Christoph continue.

The majority of main roads are now open, after a number of roads have had restricted access this week due to significant problems with flooding. The only roads that remain closed are those in more rural areas of the borough which should be avoided where possible.

Drivers are advised to take care and reduce their speed as there may still be standing water on roads that are open. Any journey should only be made if it is essential.

Frost and cold temperatures are also predicted across the weekend, from Friday 22 through to Sunday 24 January. To help manage ice on roads, the council’s gritting crews will be out however, the salt will not work on roads with standing water so drivers should still be wary.

Residents who could be at risk of flooding, whether that be from river or surface flooding at their home or business, should visit the Floodhub for advice on how to prepare, minimise the risks and be more flood resilient.

To check if you and your property are at risk, visit

Stay at home and only travel if absolutely essential and, if you have to drive, take extra care.