Public urged to avoid flooded roads

14 January 2021

Thurrock council is urging residents to avoid flooded roads and pathways after heavy rainfall and high-tides caused flooding in the Stanford-le-Hope and Bulphan areas today.

Leader of Thurrock Council, Cllr Rob Gledhill, said: "While no-one should be going out unless it is absolutely essential, I would urge those that have to travel to make sure that they avoid the areas affected by flooding as much as possible and under no circumstances drive or walk into standing water.

"Our Highways team has been working extremely hard today and has done an excellent job battling to clear affected roads and protect homes and residents.

"We could see more adverse weather and poor conditions tomorrow so it is vital everyone takes care and does not find themselves in real difficulty because they have made a reckless decision when confronted with flood water."

A large pump has been delivered to Wharf Road and is already at work removing water from the roadway and heavy plant is on site building a bund to stop the flow of water from the field.

To report highway problems, including flooding on roads, go to report a highway problem.

For more information, go to flooding emergencies.