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Gloucestershire weather: Flooding and road closures

By CitizenNews  |  Posted: December 18, 2013

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Police are warning motorists to take extra care on the roads after strong winds and heavy rain downed trees across the county and caused surface floods.

A statement from police this evening (December 18) said: "Due to weather conditions we are inundated with calls relating to downed trees and the like.

"We and Highways will be unable to attend all reports as quickly as we would like.

"We advise road users to be careful, particularly in rural areas, reduce speeds and be aware of the chance of a tree being in the road around the next corner."

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One reader tweeted to warn that roads near Staverton were 'near impassable' due to surface flooding.

There are reports of problems in the following areas:

* B4215 in Newent in both directions closed due to flooding around Tewkesbury Road.

*bream road in Lydney

*Beeches Green in Stroud closed due to accident

* a46 at pitchcombe is flooded

Jon Hall, chief fire officer, tweeted: "Service has been busy with minor incidents inc flooding, trees down, dangerous structures & fire alarms. No injuries & quietening down now."

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