Wiltshire clears up after St Jude's Day storm
4:14pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in News
MORE than 200 trees and branches have been cleared from Wiltshire roads following Monday’s storm.
Much of the worst damage happened in areas south of the M4, with more than 100,000 properties in the South West, including homes in Chippenham and Corsham, suffering power blackouts. Several thousand were still without power 24 hours later.
Wiltshire Council drafted in 15 extra crews, some with chainsaws, to clear roads and kept residents up to date on developments using Twitter.
Cabinet member for highways John Thomson praised the workers for their efforts.
“The hard work will continue as we strive to make sure our roads and footways stay as clear as possible during the autumn and winter months.” He added.
The authority is also warning householders to be on their guard against cold callers offering to carry out cheap repairs to wind damaged property.
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