Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “Our highways teams certainly had a busy night last night, and have worked hard to manage the impact of the storm on our roads so people could get to work, school and college as normal this morning.
“Emergency and specialist crews have removed trees and fallen branches from around 50 roads across Hampshire since yesterday evening, and remain out across the county today. Our tree crews work on blocked roads in priority order, clearing the main A roads of any fallen trees or branches first.”
“With forecasts of further stormy weather to come over the weekend, I would urge people to take extra care on the roads and let us know of any problems through our online reporting system so we can get there as quickly as possible.”
People can report fallen trees or other problems on the roads direct to Hampshire County Council at: www.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems
Please drive safely during the winter as conditions can be more difficult. https://www.rospa.com/road-safety/advice/drivers/better-driving/winter-tips/