Surrey County Council say torrential rain, strong winds and burst riverbanks over recent weeks mean engineers have been working 'around the clock' to clear hundreds of flooded roads and fallen trees, and the county council’s fire and rescue service responded to thousands of calls.
Experts assessing damage to roads and river banks across the county say the original bill estimated at £5 million could rise above £10 million.
More flooding is possible, with the Environment Agency asking the county council today to remove repair scaffolding from the bridge over the Wey at the bottom of Guildford High Street in anticipation of further predicted rainfall.
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