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#yourhighways - Operation Road Rescue

Published
09.03.2018

The 'Beast from the East' and 'Storm Emma' have given Gloucestershire's roads a battering, with the most extreme winter weather conditions seen in the county for many years. 'Operation Road Rescue' will be concentrating on fixing the roads that have major damage caused by the recent severe weather.

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This will take time especially if we continue to have spells of severe weather as potholes can't be fixed in extreme cold, or when there is snow on the ground. 

Please bear with us whilst our 'gritter heroes' who battled to keep our roads open during severe weather now work hard to tackle the damage that has been left behind.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who went the extra mile to keep Gloucestershire moving and help keep residents safe and also for the kind comments posted on Facebook and Twitter about our gritter crews who worked tirelessly to help keep our county's roads moving during the recent severe weather.

"We are fighting back against the recent severe winter weather that has given our roads a real battering. The same determined crews who battled to keep our roads open recently are now out fixing our roads and I'm confident that with the extra backing we're giving them, and your support, we will make rapid progress with our road repairs."
Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood.

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