£1million to help county's roads stay afloat

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: £1million to prevent flooding £1million to prevent flooding

EXTRA cash has been released to tackle flooding in Tendring as the region continues to be lashed by severe weather.

County Hall bosses have made £1million of emergency funding available for flooded roads in Essex.

A package of measures is being put in place urgently to identify the worst flooding points where action will be taken to clear culverts and gullies, and remove debris.

Each district is being asked to identify its five worst flood hotspots by the end of the week.

County roads boss Rodney Bass said: “Essex has experienced the longest sustained period of wet weather for many years.

"I very much welcome the additional emergency support of £1million that will go some way to alleviating the roadside flooding we are experiencing."

Tendring Council environment boss Nick Turner welcomed the offer of extra cash.

“We will certainly be getting back to County Hall by the end of the week with our own worst areas that require attention,” he said.

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