2:01pm Tuesday 29th October 2013
By Kate Wilson
AFTER being told to 'prepare for the worst' Gloucestershire escaped relatively unscathed from the St Jude Day storm.
However, as a result of heavy rainfall on Sunday night parts of the county suffered from some surface flooding.
Overnight on Sunday and into the early hours of Monday Gloucestershire fire and rescue crews had dealt with a total of 35 weather related incidents - including nine reports of property flooding in the Forest of Dean, Gloucester and Cheltenham.
In Stroud there was some flooding on the A419 between the Ryeford junction and Sainsbury’s however the road remained passable throughout and it was cleared by 9am on Monday morning.
Jon Hall, chief fire officer for Gloucestershire fire and rescue service, said: “Sunday was a busy night for fire and rescue crews across the county.
“Should more rain fall fire crews are fully prepared to respond to help keep the county safe.”
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