An advertising board at Gloucester Rugby’s Kingsholm home blew over last night and into the neighbouring garage.It left damage to a wall near gate one, which separates the stadium from the neighbouring car dealership.It is currently cordoned off by police tape and the sign is said to be in pieces.
Forget the politics just now, EA staff are doing a remarkable job and have saved countless properties & livelihoods from flooding.— Jon Hall (@FSCJonHall) February 12, 2014
The storms of yesterday afternoon saw 1,400 homes in Gloucestershire have its electricity cut off.A spokesman for Western Power Distribution said just 70 homes are affected in the county this morning.Anyone who has been cut off can contact them on 0800 328 1111.
@kweilo Brown outs. The power cut out for a short while afterwards. Apparently some parts of Glos are down and a local substation is >— Emperor von Bears (@halfabear) February 12, 2014
Roads have also been closed across the county.- The A417 is closed in both directions between Maisemore and Over shut due to flooding.- The A425 in Coberley between Cowley and the Colesbourne junction is closed because of a fallen tree, with a diversion in place via the A436 and the A417.- The A438 Ashchurch Road in Tewkesbury is closed both ways between Morrisons and the Wynards Close junction because of flooding.- The A466 in Redbrook both ways between French Lane and Bigsweir Bridge because of a fallen tree.- The A38 is closed between Twigworth and Longford because of flooding.- Tewkesbury is not accessible from junction nine of the M5 motorway. Access is from M50 from the north or leaving the M5 at Cheltenham via Stoke Orchard and Uckington.- The A46 Stroud Road in Painswick is said to be hazardous both ways near the Stamage’s Lane junction.- The A417 in Redmarley D'Abitot between Ledbury and the Mill Lane junction needs to be approached with care.- B4080 Bredon Road closed in both directions between Tewkesbury and Bredon's Hardwick, because of flooding.- The B4213 is closed between Tirley and Lower Apperley, because of flooding.- The B4234 between Lydbrook and Ross On Wye in Ross-On-Wye is also closed because of flooding.- There is flooding on B4234 New Road in Cannop at the B4226 Speech House Road junction.- Sandhurst Lane in Gloucester is closed around the A417 St Oswald's Road junction, because of flooding.- Gloucester Road in Tewkesbury is closed near the Mill Street junction, because of flooding.- Spitalgate Lane in Cirencester is closed between the A435 Abbey Way junction and the Gloucester Street junction, because of flooding.- There is flooding on St Mary's Lane in Tewkesbury between the St Mary's Road junction and the Church Street junction.- There is flooding on Howells Road in Tewkesbury between the Oldfield junction and the Swilgate Road junction, which is also affecting Swilgate Road between Howells Road and Gander Lane. - There is flooding on Longford Lane in Longford between the A38 Tewkesbury Road junction and the Brionne Way junction.- More flooding is on Queens Road in Tewkesbury between the Link Road junction and the York Road junction
The road is closed at Longford again. pic.twitter.com/ls7oypEvMz— Jonathan Adams (@RedRiverHog69) February 13, 2014
The Severn Area Rescue Association was this morning being tasked to Tewkesbury.It has previously being helping stranded residents in Sharpness, Tirley and Haw Bridge delivering food parcels to households cut off by the water.Abbey View School in Tewkesbury is closed because of flooding.Gloucestershire County Council is urging people to look after their neighbours during the bad weather.Councillor Andrew Gravells, cabinet member for older people, said: “During this prolonged period of terrible weather, we all need to look out for each other and keep an eye on our elderly neighbours and other vulnerable people.“This is particularly important when those people don’t have family living nearby, which can make them feel isolated and anxious.“It can be very lonely for some and just knowing that someone is there to help if necessary can remove a lot of worry and fear. It doesn’t take a second to knock on a door and a friendly smile doesn’t cost anything.”USEFUL WEATHER AND FLOODING LINKSEnvironment Agency flood warnings in place in GloucestershireLatest Gloucestershire weather forecast Glosprepared Met Office Gloucestershire County Council flooding advice Interactive flooding mapSevern Bore times
The Force Control Room is very busy with the additional weather related calls. Your Police response may take a little longer. Bear with us.
— Glos Police (@Glos_Police) February 12, 2014