Five waterways still on flood alert

First published in News Witney Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter. Call me on (01865) 425373

FIVE Oxfordshire waterways on on flood alert this morning. 

The alert means flooding is possible and members of the public should be prepared. 

They are: 

  • River Thames from Days Lock to Pangbourne
  • River Thames for Abingdon
  • River Thames in Oxford from Wolvercote to Radley 
  • River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge
  • River Thame and Chalgrove Brook

Five roads across Oxfordshire are also still closed due to flooding this morning, according to the county council.

They are: 

  • Clifton Hampden  - Long Wittenham
  • Islip – Lower Street
  • Drayton St Leonard – Stadhampton
  • Witney – Footpath from Woodford Mill to Hailey Rd
  • The towpath from Donnington Bridge Road to Abingdon Road and on to Whitehouse Road

The Met Office is reporting a 20 per cent chance of rain during today and most of tomorrow, with the likelihood increasing to 80 per cent on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.


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