“We would ask anyone setting out on a journey to please be prepared, and check the weather forecast before they head off. With excess water on roads, drivers are advised to be extra cautious in such conditions and are politely reminded to regulate their speeds accordingly, allowing extra time for their journeys.”
With the ground already wet from recent rainfall, some trees may become more susceptible to high winds. This may impact on power lines, communications and transport, as well as roads and footways.
Throughout the year, Hampshire Highways completes ditch clearing and maintenance work on Hampshire’s 60,000 gullies and 4,600 catchpits, as well as carrying out a continued programme of structural improvements to the highways drainage system to make Hampshire more resilient to the effects of extreme weather.
Anyone that experiences an issue on a Hampshire road can report it online
Details of flood alerts and updates are available from the Environment Agency
Please drive safely during the winter as conditions can be more difficult. RoSPA has some helpful winter driving tips
Flooding issues can be reported to the Police by telephoning 101
Further information on the impact on the electricity network is available from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks