BURTON and South Derbyshire may have escaped the worst of the stormy weather but many areas are still on flood alert as heavy rain batters the area.
An overturned lorry (pictured) near William Nadin Way, Swadlincote, may have been the victim of fierce winds this morning.
The South West has seen winds of more than 80 mph – but so far the Midlands has escaped the worst of the conditions brought in from the Atlantic by Storm St Jude.
Parts of Uttoxeter have seen an inch of rain – but all roads currently remain open.
There is a flood alert for the River Dove still in place on low-lying land and roads between Rocester and Clay Mills on the River Dove and the Egginton Brook at Egginton.
Simon Tagg, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for transport and connected county, said: “Although it looks like we have escaped the brunt of the storm, it is an ever changing picture and we expect more heavy rain and the possibility of stronger winds as we move through the morning.
“It is half-term for most schools, so traffic should be lighter, but it makes sense to keep an eye on the weather forecasts and plan your journey if you are heading out on our roads this morning.
“would urge people to take extra care and make sure their vehicles are fit for the journey before they set out this morning.”
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