Cambridgeshire was hit by a spate of accidents and trees on the roads after gale force winds swept the County yesterday, Thursday.

During that time the County Council dealt with more than 70 issues on the local highways and related calls quadrupled to the Contact Centre.

The clean-up operation is still on-going today, including the use of 80 tonnes of planings to make a road and verge safe after being pulled up by trees falling at Godmanchester.

Cambridgeshire County Council Leader Steve Count, said: "I want to thank residents for their patience while we and other colleagues removed trees or dealt with road closures during these high winds. Our gratitude also goes to the emergency services across Cambridgeshire who we work with and were dealing with a high number of incidents themselves in dangerous conditions. Our staff were also out clearing roads and delivering frontline services, such as Social Care, to people during Storm Doris. It is heartening to see when we have something like this that hits the County that communities and public services pull together."

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