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Herts Highways expects light snow as Met Office issues yellow warning for Stortford area

Herts Highways expects light snow as Met Office issues yellow warning for Stortford area

Herts Highways expects light snow as Met Office issues yellow warning for Stortford area

26 February 2020

Gritting lorries out Wednesday night as Herts Highways is expecting light snow while Met Office has issued yellow warning of snow until midday.


Storm Dennis: Hatfield Forest shut and Birchanger Wood users urged not to throw caution to the wind

Storm Dennis: Hatfield Forest shut and Birchanger Wood users urged not to throw caution to the wind

Storm Dennis: Hatfield Forest shut and Birchanger Wood users urged not to throw caution to the wind

15 February 2020

Storm Ciara felled several large trees in Birchanger Wood, and although the paths are safe, the damage to trees away from them has yet to assessed.


Storm Dennis scuppers snowdrop open day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

Storm Dennis scuppers snowdrop open day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

Storm Dennis scuppers snowdrop open day at Gardens of Easton Lodge

14 February 2020

Trustees decided it was likely to be neither safe nor enjoyable for volunteers to welcome visitors to the attraction near Great Dunmow on Sunday.


Storm Ciara incident toll tops 1,000 for Herts highways

Storm Ciara incident toll tops 1,000 for Herts highways

Storm Ciara incident toll tops 1,000 for Herts highways

11 February 2020

On a normal weekend, Herts County Council highways teams would expect to receive around 100 reports.


Tree blocks railway line between Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport

Tree blocks railway line between Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport

Tree blocks railway line between Bishop's Stortford and Stansted Airport

10 February 2020

Trains between London and Cambridge disrupted after a tree fell, hanging over the railway track, in the aftermath of Storm Ciara.


Storm Ciara: Police warn against 'unnecessary travel' as roads are blocked by fallen trees

Storm Ciara: Police warn against 'unnecessary travel' as roads are blocked by fallen trees

Storm Ciara: Police warn against 'unnecessary travel' as roads are blocked by fallen trees

09 February 2020

Cricketfield Lane in Stortford, B1256 at Start Hill, road between the Hadhams and road through Sheering all affected, and A10 at Ware shut.


Storm Ciara: Extra engineers on standby for power cuts in Herts and Essex

Storm Ciara: Extra engineers on standby for power cuts in Herts and Essex

Storm Ciara: Extra engineers on standby for power cuts in Herts and Essex

07 February 2020

Strongest storm to hit UK since 2013, with gusts of 65-70mph, expected to bring travel disruption, damage to buildings and good chance of power cuts.


Driver rescued from van as motorists are forced to abandon vehicles in flooded ford

Driver rescued from van as motorists are forced to abandon vehicles in flooded ford

Driver rescued from van as motorists are forced to abandon vehicles in flooded ford

15 January 2020

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews used first responder water rescue equipment to safely rescue one person trapped in their vehicle."


Thames Water under pressure after flooding shuts main road twice in four days

Thames Water under pressure after flooding shuts main road twice in four days

Thames Water under pressure after flooding shuts main road twice in four days

21 December 2019

The A1184 was shut south of Sawbridgeworth throughout Monday morning and north of the town for two hours on Friday afternoon.


Road between Stortford and Sawbridgeworth closed amid flood alert for River Stort

Road between Stortford and Sawbridgeworth closed amid flood alert for River Stort

Road between Stortford and Sawbridgeworth closed amid flood alert for River Stort

20 December 2019

Environment Agency issues flood alert for River Stort as water levels rise to their highest in almost seven years.


Severe weather warning: Met Office's amber alert for thunderstorms and heavy rain this evening

Severe weather warning: Met Office's amber alert for thunderstorms and heavy rain this evening

Severe weather warning: Met Office's amber alert for thunderstorms and heavy rain this evening

14 October 2019

Lightning and possible flooding as a result of more than an inch of rain in two hours will make travel conditions difficult for traffic and trains


Herts County Council's road salting team ready to show true grit

Herts County Council's road salting team ready to show true grit

Herts County Council's road salting team ready to show true grit

01 October 2019

Crews from highways contractor Ringway ready to cover more than 1,500 miles of roads 24/7 for six months through whatever winter throws at them


'Massive' horse chestnut among trees blown down in Bishop's Stortford

'Massive' horse chestnut among trees blown down in Bishop's Stortford

'Massive' horse chestnut among trees blown down in Bishop's Stortford

27 September 2019

A clear-up operation was under way on Friday evening after strong winds brought down trees on the Hockerill Park and Havers estates.


Deluge causes delays for rail passengers as Liverpool Street floods

Deluge causes delays for rail passengers as Liverpool Street floods

Deluge causes delays for rail passengers as Liverpool Street floods

24 September 2019

After heavy rain, flooding made platforms one to 12 at the London terminus inaccessible.


Schools invited to apply for gritting salt from Herts County Council

Schools invited to apply for gritting salt from Herts County Council

Schools invited to apply for gritting salt from Herts County Council

19 September 2019

The authority is also offering supplies to resident and community groups, and district, town and parish councils


Stortford volunteers' efforts to save Whaley Bridge homes from flood disaster

Stortford volunteers' efforts to save Whaley Bridge homes from flood disaster

Stortford volunteers' efforts to save Whaley Bridge homes from flood disaster

07 August 2019

Four people from the town were among the eight-strong Herts Boat Rescue crew that was drafted in for the six-day emergency flood prevention operation


Heatwave: Trains from Bishop's Stortford suspended until further notice

Heatwave: Trains from Bishop's Stortford suspended until further notice

Heatwave: Trains from Bishop's Stortford suspended until further notice

25 July 2019

Operator Greater Anglia has suspended all trains between London and Cambridge because of the extreme heat and is advising passengers not to travel


Thursday's heatwave: Half the trains running, A120 bypass starts to melt and shops hit

Thursday's heatwave: Half the trains running, A120 bypass starts to melt and shops hit

Thursday's heatwave: Half the trains running, A120 bypass starts to melt and shops hit

25 July 2019

As temperatures climb towards a possible UK record high, train passengers, motorists and shoppers are already feeling the heat


Herts NHS group issues health alert amid 35C heatwave

Herts NHS group issues health alert amid 35C heatwave

Herts NHS group issues health alert amid 35C heatwave

23 July 2019

Temperatures in Bishop's Stortford are set to hit to 32C (90F) on Wednesday and rise to 35C (95F) on Thursday


Summer arrives for Herts gritting team after seven months on standby

Summer arrives for Herts gritting team after seven months on standby

Summer arrives for Herts gritting team after seven months on standby

09 May 2019

Hertfordshire's fleet of 58 gritters clocked up more than 65,000 miles over winter – equivalent to more than twice round the Earth


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