A HAMPSHIRE country road will remain closed for the rest of the week as around 40 fallen trees are removed.

Belmore Lane, near Upham, is closed between Beeches Hill and Long Moor Lane. 

This comes after Storm Henk swept across the region, with trees falling on Romsey Road, the A34, the M3 and many more.

A division via Salt Lane, Millbarrows and Longwood is in place while Belmore Lane is closed. 

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Since Tuesday, January 2, Hampshire County Council has been called to 162 emergency jobs to remove trees and debris.

In a Facebook post, they said: “Our highways teams have been working around the clock in challenging conditions to respond to the impacts of Storm Henk with many reports of fallen trees. Over the last 24 hours we have attended 162 emergency jobs to keep roads clear by removing collapsed trees and fallen debris. As of this morning several closures of minor local roads remain in place awaiting clear up works throughout the day. Teams remain on standby to respond to the impacts of the wet weather forecast in the coming days.

“For travellers in the Upham area, Belmore Lane will remain closed for the remainder of the week as work takes place to remove around 40 fallen trees.”

A Hampshire County Council spokesman said: “Belmore Lane, Upham is currently closed between Beeches Hill and Longwood Road due to a large number of fallen and weakened trees following Storm Henk. The landowner who is responsible for the trees has brought in significant resource and machinery to remove all the trees that are affected but the road will need to remain closed while this essential work is safely completed. It is anticipated, at this time, that the road will be open again by Monday morning (January 8).”

Emergency issues on Hampshire’s roads can be reported to the county council by phoning 0300 555 1388.