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Gloucestershire flooding: Roads closure latest news

By citizenmike  |  Posted: November 29, 2012

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Gloucestershire County Council's gritting teams are preparing to go out again tonight as temperatures drop below freezing.

Forecasters are predicting temperatures to fall to -4 again tonight which means tomorrow morning is likely to be frosty.

The council's 33-strong team of gritters started a run this afternoon and they will be treating key routes around the county.

They will also be going out again during the night ahead of tomorrow morning's rush hour.

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Although the threat of flooding has subsided, there are still some roads closed because of the recent wet weather.

Key routes closed are:

• A417 at Maisemore

• B4213 at Hawbridge

• Spittlegate Lane, Cirencester

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Drivers are encouraged to take care on the roads, especially in rush hour.

Safer driving tips:

•    Check that your car is up to the journey, tyres are correctly inflated and in good condition, and that your lights are clean and working properly.

•    Ensure anti-freeze has been added to the radiator & that screen wash is of sufficient concentration.

•    Tell a friend or relative where you are going.

•    Take a flask of hot drink, torch, mobile phone (fully charged or with charger), blanket and appropriate outdoor clothing. 

•    Slow down on icy roads and leave a greater distance between you and the car in front.

•    Check your route with such organisations as RAC Travel and AA Road-watch, and tune into local radio before you set out.

•    If you get stuck in an isolated area, stay with your vehicle and remember that the engine should not be left running.

•    Use your mobile phone if you need to access the emergency services for help.

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  • BNB01  |  November 29 2012, 5:54PM

    I wonder if the B4080 is still closed?

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  • wsjd2003  |  November 29 2012, 5:40PM

    Check your facts... the B4080 IS NOT CLOSED... I've driven down it multiple times today!

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  • forester_girl  |  November 29 2012, 10:18AM

    If harbour road is closed, are people having to walk down it from the train station to catch a bus? Is there any information there on this so people aren't just stuck there waiting?

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  • wsjd2003  |  November 29 2012, 9:16AM

    I travelled through the B4080 Bredon Rd this morning at 7 o'clock - it was down to one lane with all the barriers pushed against the one side by the pub where it's still slightly flooded, but it was open.

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  • wsjd2003  |  November 29 2012, 9:07AM

    I travelled through the B4080 Bredon Rd this morning at 7 o'clock - it was down to one lane with all the barriers pushed against the one side by the pub where it's still slightly flooded, but it was open.

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