More than 600 reports of floods and fallen trees have been made during Storm Henk.

The reports were received by Hertfordshire County Council yesterday (Tuesday, January 2), and detailed incidents across the entire county.

"Significantly more" reports were made yesterday than during Storm Ciaran, which impacted Hertfordshire at the beginning of November.

The Comet: A heatmap of reports made about Storm Henk yesterday.A heatmap of reports made about Storm Henk yesterday. (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

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 this afternoon (Wednesday, January 3).

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

The Comet: Police cordoned off two Hitchin roads amid the storm.Police cordoned off two Hitchin roads amid the storm. (Image: Aaron Carter)

The local authority has confirmed that crews will remain "on the ground" for some time, despite conditions improving in the later hours of yesterday.

A clean-up operation is under way, with "significant issues" caused by tree debris and flood water.

The Comet: A heatmap of reports made about Storm Ciaran in November.A heatmap of reports made about Storm Ciaran in November. (Image: Hertfordshire County Council)

Work on A and B roads will be prioritised by the council, and further disruption is expected while this work is carried out.

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

Cllr Phil Bibby said: "The high winds and rain that Storm Henk brought to Hertfordshire yesterday caused significant disruption.


"Our teams responded brilliantly, working through the night to clear fallen trees and drains to help keep our county moving.

“We’d like to ask residents for their patience as we continue the clear-up operation. There may be instances where we have moved a fallen tree onto the side of the road – this doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about it.

"We will be back to clear it away, but our priority is getting roads, paths and cycleways cleared and open."

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