Sharing a severe weather response that has been issued to all Surrey County Council Councillors.
As you may have seen already we are expecting some severe weather later today and tomorrow. Both days will bring a scattering of heavy showers, accompanied by strong winds (around 50-60mph) in places.
With the wet weather and saturated ground conditions we might expect to see some localised short term flooding and a number of trees to fall. This is likely to cause some disruption to travel.
To mitigate the potential impact on our network we have doubled our resources across the Immediate Response Service, including general crews and well as tree surgery and gully crews.
If you need to report a highways emergency please use the emergency number 0300 200 1003.
The report it online functions are still available for non-emergencies.
In terms of flooding specifically;
- If there is a threat to life – call 999
- If there is flooding across the entire road or pavement – call Surrey CC (Highways) – 0300 200 1003
- If sewers and foul water are involved – call Thames Water – 0800 316 9800
- If a main river watercourse is involved – call the Environment Agency – 0345 988 1188
- If your enquiry is not urgent, please contact our team via firstname.lastname@example.org.