Storm Ciara
A fallen tree that was swiftly removed by Hull City Council's Streetscene teams

How Hull is battling Storm Ciara

As Hull battled winds of up 80pmh yesterday, Hull City Council’s Streetscene teams were on hand to help deal with the force of Storm Ciara.

The crews removed and stabilised more than 20 trees across the city. Debris from three falling walls and waste from fallen wheelie bins was also being cleared up by the authority’s street cleansing teams.

Two footpaths including the Great Union Street Junction with Drypool Bridge and Citadel Way/Thomas Street remain closed for safety reasons due to loose cladding.

Surface water has also been removed with special pumps from areas including North Bransholme, Salthouse Road, Bellfield Avenue and Chanterlands Avenue.

Andy Burton, assistant director of Streetscene at Hull City Council, said: “All incidents that took place over the weekend were managed effectively across the council, ensuring that only essential road closures were in place and traffic could continue to flow.

“Our teams are working closely with the Environment Agency, Humberside Police and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service to ensure that we can coordinate efficiently and respond to any flood events across the city.

“I would like to reassure residents that the situation is being monitored very closely and appropriate action is being taken.”

The teams also dealt with three incidents of structural damage in Alfred Gelder Street, Whitefriargate and Bond Street.

The Humber Bridge remains closed to high-sided vehicles today due to high winds, while a 30mph speed limit is in place for cars.

Hull City Council’s teams are also on standby to help residents affected by flooding. Read more here.

The Guildhall in Alfred Gelder Street, Hull.