Message from Huntingdonshire District Council
Please be advised that Huntingdonshire District Council’s waste collection service will be suspended tomorrow (Friday 18 February) due to Storm Eunice. Therefore, they are asking residents not to put their bins out for collection.
HDC will be putting in place arrangements for recollections so are encouraging people to keep checking our social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter) and website for updates.
The Met Office has declared a weather warning an Amber Warning for wind from 3am to 9pm on Friday 18 February over a large section of the country, including Huntingdonshire with the arrival of Storm Eunice.
We may see gusts of up to 70mph in some parts of our district and across Cambridgeshire – the strongest winds since 2013 – so Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue have issued the following advice to the public:
- Only travel if you need to, and if you do go out, please take extra care driving and allow more time than usual for your journeys.
- Drive to the conditions and be aware of debris on the roads, and be cautious when passing high-sided vehicles on open roads.
- If you are out and about, please be careful of falling debris.
- Make sure everything is secure in your garden, by ensuring loose items outside (furniture, toys, trampolines) are moved into a shed/garage or secured down to prevent them blowing away or getting damaged.
Message from Stagecoach
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for Friday 18th February 2022 as high winds from Storm Eunice are expected to impact the region. The safety of our passengers, staff and other road users is our top priority and so we will be operating single deck vehicles on our network where possible, prioritising rural and long-distance routes which have greater exposure to strong side winds. These include:
Due to this, the above services will operate with a reduced capacity (Please note that additional services which are not listed above may also experience capacity reductions as the situation develops).
Busway customers are also advised that there will be a temporary, reduced speed limit of 30mph in place on the main Busway track due to the anticipation of strong side winds.
Our teams are working hard to maintain service levels where possible but there may be some potential travel disruption and so we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We ask that our passengers please take care when travelling, plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys. Passengers can also Download the Stagecoach Bus App for live bus tracking and to plan their journey.
We would be very grateful if you could please share this information with your colleagues. Thank you.