Amberon TM | Nationwide depot structure supports crisis management in Whaley Bridge
Round-the-clock work is continuing to fix a damaged dam at risk of bursting and flooding a Derbyshire town.
National news broke last week of the damage and danger to local residents and their homes in Whaley bridge.
As part of the crisis management operation, more than 1,000 homes have been evacuated since Thursday. Round-the-clock work continues with sandbags being dropped and water being pumped away from the reservoir as we speak. It’s been speculated that the pumping will need to continue for another 2-3 days.
Currently, much of the town lies beneath the water level of the reservoir.
Aiding the locals
Another element of the operation is the emergency Traffic Management needed to close roads and divert locals away from the area both safely and efficiently.
Amberon Traffic Management are providing these essential services to locals, and their rapid response to the scenes are in large part due to their localized network of depots that span the UK.
With 28 depots nationwide, Amberon are able to supply operatives from 5 different depots to the area, supporting 24-hour manned closure points across 2 separate locations.
Dan East, Amberon TM Commercial Director told us:
“The scenes in Whaley Bridge are extremely saddening and we’re more than happy to help the local people in what must be a traumatic time for all involved.
“Because of the investment in our network of depots, it means we’re primed to be able to respond to some of the unforeseen tragedies that occur from time to time.
“The local people have been absolutely fantastic with us and on occasion have even been kind enough to supply our workforce with hot drinks and snacks for their efforts!”
Regional Manager Chris Dawber (pictured above) added:
“Amberon will be on hand to support the local community until the risk is reduced enough to reopen the roads of Whaley Bridge. In the meantime, we are extremely grateful to all of the residents for their support during what must be extremely stressful and testing times for themselves.
“We hope that the combined efforts of all dealing with the situation can mean that we can reopen soon and, in the meantime, our best wishes and thoughts are with the residents of Whaley Bridge.”