Bucks spared brunt of weather damage

Flooding on the B4443 Lower Road in Stoke Mandeville - near to The Bell
Flooding on the B4443 Lower Road in Stoke Mandeville - near to The Bell

Rain and high winds last night night and this morning left Bucks largely unscathed with county council emergency transport crews responding to only a handful of incidents – including flooding in Stoke Mandeville.

Transport for Bucks crews attended two surface water flood sites - one near The Bell pub in Lower Road, Stoke Mandeville and and the other in Bradenham.

They cleared four fallen trees and branches on roads at Burnham, Great Missenden, Beaconsfield and Denham.

Calls continue to come in to the council’s transport operations hub this morning.

By 11am today, 25 calls to roads issues had been received, among them six reports of fallen trees at Burnham, High Wycombe, Hyde Heath and Denham, and five reports of surface water flooding on roads at Beaconsfield, Little Kingshill, Maids Moreton and Tingewick.

Four emergency crews will continue to operate throughout the county and two more crews are standing by to deal with any additional call-outs.

The Met Office forecasts bands of heavy showers tonight and Thursday becoming more persistent into Friday, and bringing between 20mm and 40mm of rainfall.

Gales are forecast later in the week.

To report any flooded roads or fallen trees, please call 0845 230 2882.