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Newport flood: Gooding hits out at 'misinformation' and 'political point-scoring'

Newport flood: Gooding hits out at 'misinformation' and 'political point-scoring'

Newport flood: Gooding hits out at 'misinformation' and 'political point-scoring'

08 December 2020

Residents say flooded B1383 closure is down to poor maintenance of blocked drains and not the River Cam bursting its banks, as county council says.


Driver's fright as floodwater sweeps her spinning car along country road

Driver's fright as floodwater sweeps her spinning car along country road

Driver's fright as floodwater sweeps her spinning car along country road

07 December 2020

Heavy rain left lanes at Much Hadham Ford under 3ft of water and firefighters twice attended to help drivers in stranded vehicles.


Main road still shut by floodwater days after river burst its banks

Main road still shut by floodwater days after river burst its banks

Main road still shut by floodwater days after river burst its banks

07 December 2020

B1383 at Newport remains closed and underwater – and drivers are warned against removing closure signs and trying to drive through.


Gritters ready to salt Herts roads for the next six months

Gritters ready to salt Herts roads for the next six months

Gritters ready to salt Herts roads for the next six months

06 October 2020

Highways team on standby round the clock to cover almost half the county's road network of 1,500 miles.


Free grit offer from Hertfordshire County Council

Free grit offer from Hertfordshire County Council

Free grit offer from Hertfordshire County Council

01 October 2020

Last year some 200 resident and community groups, schools and district, town and parish councils took up the offer.


MP puts pressure on Thames Water to fix Stortford flooding problems

MP puts pressure on Thames Water to fix Stortford flooding problems

MP puts pressure on Thames Water to fix Stortford flooding problems

29 September 2020

Julie Marson has called for action after property was damaged and vehicles were stranded in Stansted Road and Stort Road in August deluges.


Pub brushes off flood water four days after reopening following £592,000 refurb

Pub brushes off flood water four days after reopening following £592,000 refurb

Pub brushes off flood water four days after reopening following £592,000 refurb

21 August 2020

Stansted's Kings Arms landlady Fay Frostick said: “It was lucky we were all in starting the day when the water started coming in through the doors."


Video: Two people and dog rescued as Stansted Road floods for third time in two days

Video: Two people and dog rescued as Stansted Road floods for third time in two days

Video: Two people and dog rescued as Stansted Road floods for third time in two days

15 August 2020

Heavy rain on Saturday morning took the total amount of rainfall in Stortford to just over 4in (10cm) since Thursday evening.


Waist-high floodwater shuts road for second time in a day as storm swamps Stortford

Waist-high floodwater shuts road for second time in a day as storm swamps Stortford

Waist-high floodwater shuts road for second time in a day as storm swamps Stortford

14 August 2020

Stansted Road near junction with Parsonage Lane closed after deluge in the dark while Dane Street in town centre was also shut.


Vehicles abandoned on flooded road as torrential storm soaks Stortford

Vehicles abandoned on flooded road as torrential storm soaks Stortford

Vehicles abandoned on flooded road as torrential storm soaks Stortford

13 August 2020

Three cars heading along Stansted Road were ditched just south of the notorious junction with Parsonage Lane.


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.


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