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Road clean up operation under way
The road at Maisemore
The road at Maisemore was under several inches of water
A thorough inspection of Gloucestershire's roads has begun, following the widespread flooding.

Road surfaces are being checked and a detailed assessment of the damage is being carried out.

A massive clean-up operation is under way to remove surface mud and empty gullies of debris.

Council staff are working around the clock with equipment from other parts of the country being drafted in to aid the clean up operation.

Council staff

County councillor Julie Girling said: "It is a huge task but an absolutely necessary one, not only to get Gloucestershire moving again but also to establish just how much our roads and infrastructure have been damaged."

Since the emergency began, council staff have delivered around 200,000 litres of water throughout the county.

"The spirit of community and togetherness shown by the vast majority of people in the face of the most appalling hardship has been marvellous," added Cllr Girling.

The Prince of Wales will be visiting the county on Friday to lend his support to those affected by the floods.

Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Princess Royal will be visiting people struggling to cope with the crisis as well as members of the emergency services and support staff throughout Gloucestershire.

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