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Severe Weather Update - 6 January 2014

**Updated 3.45pm Monday 6 January 2014**

We are continuing to deal with the significant damage caused over the weekend by high winds and heavy rain.

This severe weather has had an impact on our beaches. We are currently carrying out work to give pedestrian access to the promenade. We have two tractors pushing the sand back on the beach and an excavator dragging the sand away from the prom wall. The work, which is likely to take at least one week, will be carried out from Branksome Chine to Shore Road, although with further severe weather expected we ask residents to be patient, as sand may be blown back onto the promenade. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause and thank beach users for their patience and understanding.

With high wind causing a number of trees to fall, officers must prioritise those affecting main highways. Our contractors are continuing to clear areas affected but there is a considerable amount of tree work outstanding. This will take a number of weeks to complete.

We have been working hard to minimise disruption to the road network caused by flooding. All roads are currently open including Magna Road. Cabot Lane is now clear of floodwater, although with more rain expected please take care as surface water may return.

Our refuse collections are operating as normal.

With further severe weather expected, you can report an incident of flooding or a fallen tree, via boroughofpoole.com/reportit or by contacting 01202 261700.