Storm Eunice Continues to Cause Problems
Storm Eunice has continued to cause problems over the weekend and there is still a yellow warning for wind in place across Oxfordshire until this afternoon.
Network Rail teams have been out in all weather clearing fallen trees, debris swept onto the track and fixing infrastructure damaged by the extreme weather. As this work continued into today, a 50mph emergency speed restriction imposed on the weekend was maintained. The speed restriction has now been lifted, and they are reopening railway lines once safe to do so. Advice to customers for the rest of today remains to only travel if necessary, as a reduced timetable is in place while trains and crew are displaced across the network. Tickets dated for Friday, Saturday, Sunday and today will be valid for use until Wednesday (23rd). They are working hard to ensure a near-normal timetable in place from the start of service tomorrow (Tuesday).
Residents are being warned to be wary of cold callers or leaflets offering to do work on roofs after the recent storms. Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards team believes it is a perfect opportunity for rogue traders to take advantage of residents who have a leaking roof or broken tile.
Many traders will be booked up, so the advice is to be wary of traders who can arrive to start the work the following day and push for a quick agreement to use them.
Any Oxfordshire resident who has concerns about cold calling or potential scams can contact the Citizens Advice National Consumer Service on 0800 144 8848 or by visiting its website citizensadvice.org.uk.