Highways crews have been working around the clock to deal with the aftermath of Storm Dennis across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Staffordshire County Council said 50mph winds and driving rain had proven to be a tough test of their teams.

More than 100 flooding incidents have been reported on roads across the county, with the Birmingham Road through Shenstone one of the affected routes.

Helen Fisher

Cllr Helen Fisher, cabinet member for highways and transport at the county council, said:

“Our crews have been working around the clock to response to incidents cause by the wind and rain of Storm Dennis.

“People should allow extra time for their journeys in the event of road closures, and drive to the weather conditions.”

Cllr Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council

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  1. 2am (yes I was up watching a block TV series hahaha as is my wont, I love it) on Sunday morning. Streets flooded and me wanting as I looked out of my bedroom window, the waters not to get any nearer even though the hard rain continued to fall. And today, Monday biking along the Netherstowe bike path into town for exercise, only to find myself in flood water over and above my knees next to the flooded allotments. Had to turn back! When will the Government take this flooding seriously. Or is HS2 it’s main objective. If so it’s more like we will need a bridge from Birmingham to Scotland not a high speed train ride to the North, but only for the rich and privileged and those in very highly paid jobs.

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