How Storm Ciara is still affecting parts of the Harborough district

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Leicestershire County Council highways’ teams are still working flat out after Storm Ciara rampaged across the county.

The authority said it had received over 120 reports relating to storm damage to trees across the county by lunchtime on Monday.

There were five groups dealing directly with forestry work, while highways and street-lighting teams were also supporting the response.

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Cllr Blake Pain, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “The weekend was extremely busy for our crews and I want to thank them for their efforts.

Leicestershire County Council highways teams are still working flat out after Storm Ciara rampaged across the county.Leicestershire County Council highways teams are still working flat out after Storm Ciara rampaged across the county.
Leicestershire County Council highways teams are still working flat out after Storm Ciara rampaged across the county. | other

“It does remain windy so they will continue to monitor the situation.”

The county council’s recycling and household waste sites across the county were back open on Monday.

They were closed on Sunday as a result of the high winds.

Roads which flooded on Sunday included the A6 under the railway bridge at Kibworth and the B6047 at East Langton, near Market Harborough, again under the railway bridge.

For more information on this, visit: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling