Over 60 trees cleared by Transport for Buckinghamshire

PUBLISHED: 15:27 15 January 2015 | UPDATED: 11:23 23 March 2015

More than 60 trees, felled by strong winds over the weekend, were cleared by Transport for Buckinghamshire’s (TfB) emergency crews. And extra crews are now on standby ready to deal with emergencies in the current severe weather.

The speedy response by emergency teams over the weekend attracted praise from County Council Leader Martin Tett who had called them to a fallen tree across a main road. And 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 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!”

You can follow @tfbalerts on Twitter to see if your area has been affected. Fallen trees and flooding can be reported to TfB’s emergency crews (8am-5.30pm) 01296 382416 or 0845 230 2882, and (out-of-hours) 01296 486630.



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