Hampshire highways’ weed woes to be solved

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DANGEROUS weeds clogging up roads in Hampshire are to be cut back to improve safety, the county council has said.

Extra teams have been deployed to hack back excessive vegetation brought on by recent warm, wet weather.

Councillor Rob Humby, the county council’s cabinet member for environment and transport, said: ‘It’s fair to say the weather has not been on our side this summer, and weeds have flourished in the warm and very wet weather.

‘Overgrown vegetation affecting sight lines and safety on the roads is always dealt with as an emergency, and I would urge residents to report this to us as soon as they can.

‘While weeds growing elsewhere on roads and footways are not dangerous, they are certainly unsightly and I would like to reassure residents that there will be extra highways crews out now until the end of the growing season to get this under control.’

To report overgrown weeds on roads, call 0300 555 1388 or see www.hants.gov.uk/roadproblems.