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Blog: Oxfordshire flooding latest, Friday, January 10

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Botley Road and Abingdon Road will not reopen today

  • Flood waters around Botley Road and Abingdon Road have now peaked
  • But they will remain high in the coming days
  • The Prime Minister has visited flood victims
  • More rain is expected tonight and through to 6am

  • Comments


    livid99 7:39am Fri 10 Jan 14

    Great job - these daily blogs have been extremely useful over the last few days. This is exactly what a local news website should be doing.Well done to all involved

    Score: -112
    Welliewearer 9:34am Fri 10 Jan 14

    9am. Fox crescent no longer under water. Chatham road also improving

    Score: -41
    Wet Feet 11:17am Fri 10 Jan 14

    Shame on you PC World - one of the villains of this crisis, compared to the other businesses like Magenta Storage who have been actively supporting people through the floods.

    Score: -38
    train passenger 11:20am Fri 10 Jan 14

    Picture at 10.54 AM: I am not big on health & safety but not sure it is a great idea to catch pike next to a sign that says 'Free manure, please take'........

    Score: -81
    Wet Feet 11:24am Fri 10 Jan 14

    livid99 wrote…


    Great job - these daily blogs have been extremely useful over the last few days. This is exactly what a local news website should be doing.Well done to all involved

    I agree, a real lifeline for us all.

    Score: -37
    Wet Feet 11:47am Fri 10 Jan 14

    train passenger wrote…


    Picture at 10.54 AM: I am not big on health & safety but not sure it is a great idea to catch pike next to a sign that says 'Free manure, please take'........

    They were returning them to the river (perch) although they were right outside the fish and chip shop :-)

    Score: -33
    Dyemor 12:50pm Fri 10 Jan 14

    Its now illegal to clamp or tow on private land, so the sign on the PC world car park could not be legally enforced: http://www.britishpa
    rking.co.uk/Public-a
    dvice-for-parking-on
    -private-land

    Score: -33
    jacoxford 1:43pm Fri 10 Jan 14

    Wet Feet wrote…


    Shame on you PC World - one of the villains of this crisis, compared to the other businesses like Magenta Storage who have been actively supporting people through the floods.

    I understand PC world did not put up the sign? What I do know is their car park is used as a park ride all year round......

    Score: -48
    Captain J 1:44pm Fri 10 Jan 14

    Rachel Henson's photo is kind of serenely beautiful

    Score: -58
    ItsLeslieLive 2:20pm Fri 10 Jan 14

    If David Cameron comes to Oxfordshire and does nothing, will tomorrow's front page feature real news? If a tree falls in the forest...

    Score: -55
    camden 2:55pm Fri 10 Jan 14

    ItsLeslieLive wrote…


    If David Cameron comes to Oxfordshire and does nothing, will tomorrow's front page feature real news? If a tree falls in the forest...

    David Cameron has been "doing nothing" for the last three years, why should tomorrow be any different?

    Score: -74
    IS 3:06pm Fri 10 Jan 14

    I wonder if Mr Cameron is justifying cuts to the Environment Agency to his constituents?

    Score: -56
    [deleted] 3:16pm Fri 10 Jan 14
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    Score: 0
    UnBalanced 8:56pm Fri 10 Jan 14

    The High Street has, BBC Oxford has told those of us who were listening, that the High Street restrictions on traffic were lifted, in order to help relieve the pressure on all other routes, because of the Botley and Abingdon Road Closures. For the 3 days, The High has been open, the signs saying that the road is closed to all traffic except buses have not been covered, leading to confusion. So many people were turning around in the High, or moving lane at the Long Wall St traffic lights, causing blockages and this could have been avoided if those responsible could have made an effort to get out and cover the signs up! Joined up thinking please, opening the High, good idea, not covering up the signs to avoid confusion, just plan lazy!

    Score: -103
    InsiderintheEA 9:28pm Mon 3 Feb 14

    Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now: http://www.insidethe
    environmentagency.co
    .uk/

    Score: 0
    chrisnew63 4:34pm Sat 8 Feb 14

    To Homeowner,

    I am currently undertaking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management at Southampton Solent University. In fulfilment of this degree I am required to research a topic area and produce a dissertation. The topic I have chosen is ‘flood defence’ and I am investigating the following;

    To seek to establish whether there are viable solutions to protect homeowners on or near flood plains considering the increased risk of flooding and the possible affects this may have on insurance policies’.

    As part of the dissertation I am required to gain first hand primary research and so have chosen to adopt a questionnaire survey method.

    Please would you complete my survey which takes around 3 minutes. The survey can be accessed by clicking the below link


    https://www.surveymo
    nkey.com/s/Flood_def
    ence_and_Insurance


    Thank you in advance for your time

    Regards

    Chris

    Score: 1

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