STAFFORDSHIRE residents hoping for a calmer weekend after this week’s storms are in for a disappointment.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain in the West Midlands, including Staffordshire, for today and tomorrow.
The expected downpours follow fierce winds, which felled several trees and scattered debris onto roads in areas including Stone and Haughton on Wednesday, and deluges which flooded Doxey Road car park and Sandon Road in Stafford earlier this week.
Stafford Borough Council has been allowing customers of the Doxey Road long stay car park to park in the Doxey Road short stay, provided they pay £3 and purchase a ticket, while season ticket holders were able to park for free. This measure did not cover the car park directly outside the front of Sainsbury’s however.
The council website said: “This is an emergency measure due to the current weather conditions and will be reviewed on a daily basis and is subject to change.”
Anyone concerned about potential flooding can find advice at the Staffordshire Prepared website, http://www.staffordshireprepared.gov.uk/