Drainage work in Surrey to cut risk of winter flooding

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More than £760,000 is to be spent on drainage maintenance across Surrey to cut the risk of flooding in the winter.

Surrey County Council has identified 11 areas in need of work, including the A22 Caterham bypass, the A319 Bagshot Road, and the A31 Hog's Back at Seale.

Work on the priority areas is due to be completed in November.

Cabinet member for transport, Ian Lake, said: "With winter around the corner we want to make sure we're as prepared as possible for bad weather."

Last month, the Conservative run council announced it had also increased grit supplies to treat the roads during winter weather, and enlisted the help of 27 extra farmers with ploughs.

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