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Flooding blog for Oxfordshire: Tuesday, January 14
Updated 1:18pm Tuesday 14th January 2014 in News
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Flood-damaged items from homes, sheds, gardens or basements can also be collected if the items are left in the front garden of properties by 12noon on January 22.
Oxford residents who required sandbags during the floods are being offered advice on what to do with them now waters have largely receded.
People are being allowed to keep them to be prepared for another potential flood in future, split the bags to use the sand on their gardens or if they want to see the back of them, leave them on the kerb outside their home - being careful not to obstruct the footpath.
The latest sandbags will be collected is 12 noon on Wednesday, January 22. If you are unable to lift the sandbags and need assistance, call 01865 249811.
Binsey Lane, Oxford, re-opened to traffic earlier following flooding. http://t.co/8tUD8srhFT— @OxfordshireCC 14 January 2014
Please see our website for advice on disposing of flood damaged items and used sandbags #Oxford http://t.co/cjuZI3rnej— @OxfordCity 14 January 2014
The Mail is out again in the city today speaking to residents who have been affected by the floods. As things return back to normal, there are a number of issues that we are looking at - from insurance to any possible sewage issues. do you have any issues? If so, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01865 425444. Read tomorrow's Mail for more.
No direct link to the floods, but it seems the roads are all full of traffic today as people get back in their cars now that all city centre roads have reopened.
Traffic on the A40 at 6.45am today was heavier than usual for that time of day.
There are long traffic queues along the A34 in both directions this morning, too.
Flood warnings also remain in force for:
- River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke, including Dorchester-on-Thames and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford
- River Thames from Henley down to Medmenham including Remenham and Mill End
- River Thames for Shiplake, Lower Shiplake and Wargrave
A flood warning remains in place today for the Thames in Botley through to Grandpont.
@TheOxfordMail just drove down Botley road and surface water by mcdonalds is almost gone again thankfully— @missrdavie 14 January 2014
The trains are not reporting any problems this morning as well.
With hopefully the worst over, we are now asking for you guys to help praise those people who have been helping out in the floods. They can be the workers from the organisations such as the Environment Agency or the councils or they can be normal members of the public.
There will be dozens, if not hundreds, of incidents over the past few days where people deserve praise for helping our flood victims and we reckon they deserve some public recognition.
So, if you've got someone who needs praise, please click through to our nomination form at www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/floodhero
On the weather forecast front, the Met Office is only forecasting light rain after tomorrow morning, although Abingdon, Wantage and Didcot areas may cop some heavy rain Thursday and Saturday.
So far there are no schools reported to be facing closures today, say the council.
The road closures, according to our friends at Oxfordshire County Council are:
- Lower Road, Islip
- B478 at Playhatch
- Clifton Hampden to Long Wittenham (High Street)
- Wytham to Wolvercote road (under the A34 bridge)
- Link road from A34 to South Hinksey village
- Binsey Lane, Oxford
- B4009 Chinnor Road at Aston Rowant
- Road from A329 to Drayton St Leonard
- Great Brook Road from Buckland Road to Chimney near Aston
Good morning. Here is today's flooding blog (which we are hoping may be the last of the current floods).
Abingdon Road and Botley Road are both obviously open after the closures were lifted yesterday and Sunday respectively. That means that the traffic restrictions in Oxford's High Street are in force today.
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