Herefordshire has experienced significant and widespread flooding over the past week following Storm Dennis.
This has had a significant impact on the county’s roads and we are now working hard to restore the network.
We are re-opening roads when safe to do so and have increased resources to respond to a heightened demand across the network.
However, several sections of the network have been particularly impacted and will need to remain closed while we carry out further assessment and repair works.
Cllr John Harrington, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport, said: “The flooding as a result of Storm Dennis has caused disruption and damage across the county. I would like to offer my deepest gratitude to everybody involved in the response and in the recovery, and thank you to residents, businesses and visitors for your patience and understanding while we carry out the vital works needed to get our highways network up and running again.”
Holme Lacy Causeway
The road is closed due to structural damage to the edge of the carriageway. We are currently inspecting and planning required works and are hopeful that we can start on site this week.
The road will remain closed for the next few weeks while we complete the works. We will provide further details when they become available.
Fiddler’s Green to Fownhope road
There are two affected sites on this stretch of road; a landslip and a partially collapsed retaining wall.
Due to the complex nature of these sites, repair works will take time and the current road closure is likely to be in place on a longer-term basis. We need to ensure the area is stable before we can begin to assess options for repair.
Please be aware that these roads are not safe to use by any mode of transport and we would urge the travelling public not to ignore any road closure signs – they are in place for your safety.
We will provide further updates when more information becomes available.
For the latest updates, please keep checking the Herefordshire Council website and follow @HfdsCouncil on Facebook and Twitter.
To find out more about the support and guidance available please visit www.herefordshire.gov.uk/floods
Please do not enter flood water or put yourself at unnecessary risk. If your home has been flooded and there is no threat to life, dial 01432 260000. If you are in danger, always call 999.
Published: Monday, 24th February 2020