More than 1,000 reports of flooding and fallen trees have now been received in Hertfordshire, following the impact of Storm Henk.

The reports were received by Hertfordshire County Council, following wind and heavy rain from Tuesday (January 2) onwards.

This included a fallen tree on the Welwyn Bypass Road, damage to businesses in Hitchin and flooding on the A414 and A1081 near St Albans.

Reports of structural damage to a sign at Hitchin's Kwik-Fit were made, while the A602 near Stevenage remained closed until Wednesday afternoon (Wednesday, January 3).

Herts Advertiser: The impact of Storm Henk on a road in HertfordshireThe impact of Storm Henk on a road in Hertfordshire (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

"Major" delays were also reported across the Thameslink train network, with delays of up to 90 minutes announced.

At the time, Hertfordshire County Council confirmed that work on A and B roads will be prioritised.

Emergency road closures and "traffic management measures" would be put in place, so that workers are able to safely complete their work.

The council asked residents for patience, as the clear-up operation continues.

Herts Advertiser: Police cordoned off two Hitchin roads during the storm.Police cordoned off two Hitchin roads during the storm. (Image: Aaron Carter)

Later in the week, the rainfall was not as severe but the council still received 127 reports of flooding, with hotspots in the Hemel Hempstead and Hertford areas

Despite dryer and cooler conditions expected over the weekend and into next week, the local authority has confirmed that its clean-up operation will continue "well into next week".

Herts Advertiser: A heatmap of reports, released earlier this week.A heatmap of reports, released earlier this week. (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

Cllr Phil Bibby said: “Our teams on the ground have responded brilliantly to the challenges this week’s bad weather has thrown at us.

"They have been working around the clock clearing fallen trees and drains to help keep Hertfordshire moving.


“I’d like to thank residents for promptly reporting issues to us over the past few days and for their ongoing patience as we continue the clean-up operation.

"This is timely opportunity for us to remind them of the risks of weather like this and the precautionary steps they can take to protect their own property and stay safe and well this winter.”

Reports of fallen trees, fallen branches and floods can be made to