WINCHESTER council chiefs have shut their flooding emergency control centre as the crisis.

The city council stopped operating a staffed control centre yesterday.

The council’s senior management will monitor the situation and keep the approach under review.

Contact can be made via the council’s customer services centre on 01962 840222, which includes out-of-hours arrangements, and for the rest of this week during working hours on 01962 848364 also.

The council’s focus is now shifting towards recovery.