As Storm Ciara hits the UK today (Sunday, February 9) Hertfordshire County Council is urging residents to avoid travelling unless it’s necessary and to avoid rural routes where possible.
With winds reaching over 90mph in certain areas of the UK, this storm threatens to be the worst of the century.
We’ve seen plenty of social media posts from residents who have spotted fallen trees and other obstructions, but aren’t sure how to go about reporting it.
Herts Police say: “We are currently experiencing a high number of calls to our control room reporting trees blocking highways across the county.
“Unless there is danger to life, please report the obstructions directly to Hertfordshire County Council via their online portal.
“This means our phone lines will be free for us to answer all urgent 999 calls as quickly as possible.
“We advise you to only travel today if absolutely necessary, and ask you to avoid rural routes where possible.”
To report fallen trees and storm damage to Hertfordshire County Council call 0300 123 4047.
Less urgent, highways issues can be reported online at hertfordshire.gov.uk/faultreporting.