Heavy rain has caused flooding on many of our roads, causing congestion and in the most affected areas, road closures.
We’ve been out across the district today inspecting our flood defences and vulnerable sites to protect them from flooding.
The advice is to check your route before travelling by listening to the travel news or checking a road traffic website (AA or RAC) and not travelling in troublesome areas unless necessary.
Reporting a problem on the highway
If you need to report a problem with flooding on the highway, please contact Essex County Council on 0345 603 7631 or visit their website for advice.
Your home or business
It’s your responsibility to protect your home or business from flooding. For advice if you live in a flood risk area:
- Contact Environment Agency’s ‘floodline’ to get advice about how to stay safe in a flood – or call 0345 988 1188 (24-hour service)
- Sign up for flood warnings with the Environment Agency
What to do in a flood
Find out what to do in a flood on the GOV.UK website: