Hopes high that flooding worst is finally over

The abandoned car in Sandford Lane, Kennington

The abandoned car in Sandford Lane, Kennington

First published in News

THIS car is another victim of the floods that hit Oxfordshire, but it is hoped the worst is over as dry weather is forecast.

The Environment Agency’s warning for the River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke, including Dorchester-on-Thames and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford was lifted yesterday.

But as the Oxford Mail went to press last night, a similar warning, which means flooding is expected, was still in place for the River Thames and tributaries at Sandford and Radley near Abingdon. It is now the only one in Oxfordshire.

Architect Ralph Saull, 24, from Abingdon, was cycling to work on Friday morning when he snapped this abandoned car surrounded by flood water in Sandford Lane, Kennington.

The 24-year-old architect said: “I find it quite incredible that he didn’t look at the stretch of water ahead of him and think ‘maybe not’.”

The flood barriers by Hinksey Lake, South Oxford, are expected to stay until Monday. The Met Office is forecasting a dry weekend in Oxfordshire.

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11:23am Sat 5 Jan 13

Tracer1999 says...

Idiot
Idiot Tracer1999
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11:27am Sat 5 Jan 13

Robie says...

This car is a victim of the drivers stupidity rather than the flooding. Must have been desperate to drive to this dead end to walk their dogs.
This car is a victim of the drivers stupidity rather than the flooding. Must have been desperate to drive to this dead end to walk their dogs. Robie
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