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Highways teams on standby this weekend
EXTRA highways teams are on standby over the weekend following the Met Office amber weather warning for strong winds and storms.
The weather forecaster has issued an Amber warning for strong winds on Sunday night and Monday morning.
The developing storm, which has the potential for gusts between 60 to 80mph, could coincide with persistent heavy rain occurring at the same time potentially causing surface water flooding.
Worcestershire County Council officers will be monitoring conditions over the weekend and additional highways teams, including gulley emptiers and tree removal contractors, will be on standby.
Key flooding 'hotspots' and Ford crossings are also being checked ahead of the potential storm.
A Worcestershire County Council spokesman said: "We'd encourage people to check forecasts over the weekend.
“If residents are planning to make journeys we'd urge them to ensure their vehicles are prepared, to take care and to always drive according to the weather conditions.
"Highways teams are on standby ready to work whenever they are needed and checks of flooding hotspots are being carried out ahead in anticipation of the storm forecast."
For the latest information on road closures, bus service disruption and school closures visit worcestershire.gov.uk.
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