Update: Flood Warnings in Oxfordshire on Boxing Day

First published in News Witney Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Assistant Editor

RIVER warnings about flooding remain unchanged this morning, according to the Environment Agency.

The Flood Warnings in force this morning are:

  • River Thames from Buscot Wick down to Shifford including Buscot, Kelmscott, Radcot, Lower Bampton area and Chimney Area
  • River Thames between Newbridge and Kings Lock above Oxford including Northmoor, Stanton Harcourt, Bablock Hythe and caravan park, Eynsham, Swinford and Yarnton.
  • River Thames and tributaries in the Binsey, Osney and Osney Island areas in Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries at Sandford and Radley near Oxford
  • River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke, including Dorchester-on-Thames and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford
  • River Thames at Culham
  • River Thames in Abingdon
  • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to Cherwell Bridge including Rousham, Enslow, Thrupp and Hampton Poyle
  • River Cherwell at Oxford from Cherwell Bridge to the Thames confluence north of New Hinksey, including parts of Summertown, New Marston and Magdalen Bridge areas
  • River Thame from Chiselhampton to Drayton St Leonard including Newington
  • River Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas
  • River Windrush at Witney and Ducklington down to and including Hardwick
  • Chalgrove Brook at Chalgrove and Stadhampton

Flood warnings means flooding is llikely so people and businesses near by need to take immediate precautions.

However, yesterday the Environment Agency told Oxfordshire County Council it had "no immediate concerns" about flooding. The two organisations will have a meeting to update the situation at 11am.

The weather forecast for Oxford from the Met Office has changed slightly. The organisation currently predicts light rain this afternoon, with a heavy rain shower mid-afternoon.

Heavy rain may return tomorrow mid-morning through to lunchtime. Friday may see light rain in the afternoon and evening, while Saturday morning will see heavy rain again.

On the roads front, the council was still listing the following at 7am:

Road closures

  • Clifton Hampden  - Long Wittenham
  • Ascott  Under Wychwood – Chipping Norton Hill
  • Islip – Lower Street
  • Hook Norton – Sibford Rd
  • Drayton St Leonard – Stadhampton
  • Witney – Footpath from Woodford Mill to Hailey Rd

Other roads of note with flood boards out

  • B478 Sonning Bridge
  • A417 Challow
  • B4022 at Hailey
  • Main Road in North Newington
  • Fox Lane in Wootton, near Abingdon
  • Witheridge Hill in Stoke Row
  • Oxford Road, Horspath
  • B4020 Shilton Road, Burford
  • B4000 south of Watchfield and Lower Road in Eynsham.

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12:11pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Englishman says...

More misery for the people of Britain and not a word from Davy Boy and his cronies. Homes all over the Country flooded. A once proud NHS in total meltdown. People sleeping rough or queuing at food banks. High energy prices and no industry to employ the masses. Welcome to Third World Britain in 2013. Not to worry though I am sure the policies of flooding the UK with immigrants. Sucking up to faceless wonders in Brussels and supporting gangs and terrorists all over the World under the banner of Aid will see us OK in future. Lets hope the wind doesn't stop as well or we will have to import more electricy. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.
More misery for the people of Britain and not a word from Davy Boy and his cronies. Homes all over the Country flooded. A once proud NHS in total meltdown. People sleeping rough or queuing at food banks. High energy prices and no industry to employ the masses. Welcome to Third World Britain in 2013. Not to worry though I am sure the policies of flooding the UK with immigrants. Sucking up to faceless wonders in Brussels and supporting gangs and terrorists all over the World under the banner of Aid will see us OK in future. Lets hope the wind doesn't stop as well or we will have to import more electricy. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. Englishman
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4:11pm Wed 26 Dec 12

Gunslinger says...

Floods are one thing I don't think you can blame the coalition for.

Sucking up to bankers, media barons and big business maybe.

I don't think the 'faceless wonders' in Brussels have much to do with it one way or the other - it's a useful diversion for cynical Tories to blame foreigners for everything when the real problems lie much closer to home...
Floods are one thing I don't think you can blame the coalition for. Sucking up to bankers, media barons and big business maybe. I don't think the 'faceless wonders' in Brussels have much to do with it one way or the other - it's a useful diversion for cynical Tories to blame foreigners for everything when the real problems lie much closer to home... Gunslinger
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