Flooding blog: Wednesday, January 2

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12:28pm

It appears the moment has come to be able to draw a line under the blog as the situation seems to have been static for a few days.

Any updates will now be posted as stories. But here's hoping there won't be too many.

We hope the blog has been useful over the Christmas period and wish you all a Happy New Year.

10:15am

The flood warning has been lifted from the River Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

8:03am

Today is set to see up to 6mm of rain.

 

After that dry weather is forecast for the rest of the week with temperatures up to 12 degrees celsius.

The Met Office said there was a risk of rain again on Sunday.

8:02am

Oxfordshire County Council's current list of road closures remains the same as yesterday.

 

Road closures

  • Clifton Hampden  - Long Wittenham
  • Islip – Lower Street
  • Hook Norton – Sibford Rd
  • 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
  • Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford is open only to nearby businesses and local residents
  • Binsey Lane, West Oxford
  • B478 - Sonning Bridge

Other roads of note with flood boards out

  • 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.

The county council says Abingdon Road in Oxford remains open but being kept under constant review - but it is dry so far this morning. 

7:59am

No change overnight on the flood warnings in Oxfordshire.

They are:

  • River Thames from Buscot Wick down to Shifford including Buscot, Kelmscott, Radcot, Lower Bampton area and Chimney area
  • River Thames and tributaries at Sandford and Radley near Oxford
  • River Thames in Abingdon
  • River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke, including Dorchester-on-Thames and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford
  • River Thames and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries in the Binsey, Osney and Osney Island areas in Oxford
  • River Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

 

Flood Warning means flooding is possible and homeowners and businesses should take action to prepare.

8:55pm

Just had a check for those going back to work tomorrow, and Abingdon Road has no puddles tonight.

5:41pm

Tomorrow is forecast to be damp - after a possible touch of frost overnight - with up to 6mm of rain.

After that conditions should improve through the week with dry weather and temperatures of up to 12 degrees celsius.

The Met Office said there was a risk of rain again on Sunday.

5:40pm

Joe Giacomelli, spokesman for the Environment Agency, said: “We had a relatively dry day today which has allowed the river levels to subside across the board.
“River levels are going to remain high over the next couple of days but we are in for a dry spell.
“It is going to give us a bit of respite and time for river levels to come down.
“Fingers crossed it looks like things are more positive. But we don’t want to be complacent.”

4:57pm

1:14pm

Ginge Brook, for the Steventon area down to and including Sutton Courtenay, no longer has any warning on it, says the Environment Agency

8:45am

The current Flood Warning situation is:

  • River Thames from Buscot Wick down to Shifford including Buscot, Kelmscott, Radcot, Lower Bampton area and Chimney area
  • River Thames and tributaries at Sandford and Radley near Oxford
  • River Thames in Abingdon
  • River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke, including Dorchester-on-Thames and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford
  • River Thames and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries in the Binsey, Osney and Osney Island areas in Oxford
  • River Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

Flood Warning means flooding is possible and homeowners and businesses should take action to prepare.

8:39am

The Met Office forecast currently for Oxford is sunny today, light rain around lunchtime tomorrow, and cloudy Thursday through to Saturday.

8:36am

Oxfordshire County Council's current list of road closures remains the same as yesterday.

Road closures

  • Clifton Hampden  - Long Wittenham
  • Islip – Lower Street
  • Hook Norton – Sibford Rd
  • 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
  • Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford is open only to nearby businesses and local residents.
  • Binsey Lane, West Oxford
  • B478 - Sonning Bridge


Other roads of note with flood boards out

  • 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.

The Abingdon Road in Oxford remains open but being kept under constant review. Drivers should drive with care and caution on this route. The inbound carriageway remains particularly affected in the area near Weirs Lane.

8:33am

Good morning and Happy New Year. Some good news - the Thames is off Flood Warning at Culham.

6:45pm

Reader Kieran Clarke has posted via our Facebook page there is flooding in Minster Riding in Minster Lovell and around Crawley. It is passable, he says, but please show great care.

5:44pm

DRIVERS are being urged to take care on the A4010 Aylesbury Road southbound between Grove Lane at Kimble and the A40, High Wycombe, due to patches of surface water and flooding.

Road closures in Oxfordshire remain the same, according to the county council. They are:

·         Clifton Hampden  - Long Wittenham

·         Islip – Lower Street

·         Hook Norton – Sibford Rd

·         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

·         Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford is open only to nearby businesses and local residents

·         Binsey Lane, West Oxford

Other roads of note with flood boards out are: 

·         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 

The Met Office is predicting that tomorrow will be mainly dry and clear with a small amount of rain in the morning.

5:38pm

THE flood warnings for the area remain the same.  


In full, the Environment Agency's list is as follows:
•River Thames from Buscot Wick down to Shifford including Buscot, Kelmscott, Radcot, Lower Bampton area and Chimney area
•River Thames and tributaries at Sandford and Radley near Oxford
•River Thames in Abingdon 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 and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford
•River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford
•River Thames and tributaries in the Binsey, Osney and Osney Island areas in Oxford River Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

Flood warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

In Oxford city the water has receded with Abingdon Road now completely dry and little flooding left in Ferry Hinksey Road.

3:47pm

OXFORD Road in South Hinksey has been closed both ways due to subsidence between Hinksey Hill/Foxcombe Road and Bagley Wood Road.

The road is likely to remain closed into the New Year.

2:28pm

THE water level at Iffley Lock has falled by 10cm over the past day.

As of 12.30pm it was measured at 0.48m and had fallen from 0.58cm yesterday.

The normal range for the water level at Iffley Lock is between 0m and 0.22m

1:08pm

Trains from Didcot Park to the west country and Wales delayed due to a landslip near Swindon. The delays are at least 35 minutes we are told.

12:46pm

The Met Office is predicting that tomorrow will be a dry and clear day with only a small amount of rain in the morning.


On Wednesday there may be some very light rain but it will be generally dry.

12:15pm

Out of our area but Oxfordshire County Council is saying Sonning Bridge is now officially shut

10:28am

Oxford City Council has today stopped letting people leave their cars at Seacourt Park and Ride for free.

This is because flooding in the area has subsided and the payment machines are now accessible.

10:21am

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service says it was not called to any flood related incidents overnight 

10:11am

Road closures in Oxfordshire remain the same, according to the county council. They are:

  • Clifton Hampden  - Long Wittenham
  • Islip – Lower Street
  • Hook Norton – Sibford Rd
  • 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
  • Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford is open only to nearby businesses and local residents
  • Binsey Lane, West Oxford

Other roads of note with flood boards out are: 

  • 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

10:07am

ANOTHER section of the River Thames has been listed as at risk of flooding.

The River Thames from Buscot Wick to Shifford had been taken off flood warning on Saturday but has now been put back on the Environment Agency’s list.

In full, the list is as follows:

  • River Thames from Buscot Wick down to Shifford including Buscot, Kelmscott, Radcot, Lower Bampton area and Chimney area
  • River Thames and tributaries at Sandford and Radley near Oxford
  • River Thames in Abingdon 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 and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries at New Botley, New and North Hinksey and Grandpont in Oxford
  • River Thames and tributaries in the Binsey, Osney and Osney Island areas in Oxford River Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

Flood warning means flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

In Oxford city the water has receded with Abingdon Road now completely dry and little flooding left in Ferry Hinksey Road.

But another 10mm of heavy rain is expected this morning, from about 10am, and the Environment Agency has warned residents to be alert for more flooding.

5:41pm

No more flooding reported in Oxford. 

But the Environment Agency has warned residents to continue being vigilant with up to 10mm more rain forecast tomorrow morning. 

8:44am

Current weather forecast for Oxford is a light rain shower this morning then sunny intervals on a largely cloudy day.

However the Met Office is saying light rain early doors tomorrow then heavier rain in the morning.

No rain forecast, though, for the first three days of 2013. Which would be nice.

8:13am

Flood Warning situation this morning

  • 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 in Abingdon

  • River Thames at Culham

  • River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke, including Dorchester-on-Thames and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford

  • River Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

7:58am

Road closure information remains largely the same from Oxfordshire County Council.

Road closures

  • Clifton Hampden  - Long Wittenham
  • Islip – Lower Street
  • Hook Norton – Sibford Rd
  • 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
  • Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford is open only to nearby businesses and local residents.
  • Binsey Lane, West Oxford


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, Abingdon;
  • Witheridge Hill in Stoke Row;
  • Oxford Road, Horspath;
  • B4020 Shilton Road, Burford;
  • B4000 south of Watchfield and Lower Road in Eynsham.


The Abingdon Road in Oxford remains open but being kept under constant review. Drivers should drive with care and caution on this route. The inbound carriageway remains particularly affected in the area near Weirs Lane. An affected area has been cordoned off.

7:53am

Good morning,

Some good news from the Environment Agency - it has removed the Thames from Flood Warning upstream of the city.

It has removed the two warnings in force from Buscot Wick down to Shifford including Buscot, Kelmscott, Radcot, Lower Bampton area and Chimney area and between Newbridge and Kings Lock above Oxford including Northmoor, Stanton Harcourt, Bablock Hythe and caravan park, Eynsham, Swinford and Yarnton.

 

7:11pm

6:04pm

5:51pm

This has just come in via Twitter but we've had no independent confirmation yet.

5:27pm

HEAVY rain is now expected to stay clear of Oxford for the rest of the weekend.

The Met Office said the city could see a rain shower this evening but said more than 5mm of rainfall in the next 24 hours was unlikely.

However, another 10mm of rain is still expected to fall by Monday morning.

Forecasters also said overnight temperatures tonight could fall to as low as 3C.

4:09pm

 

2:14pm

1:36pm

1:31pm

Oxford's Abingdon Road is beginning to flood again.

Lots of water of junction of Weirs Lane but still passable with caution.

1:02pm

1:02pm

12:53pm

12:48pm

Light showers and even hail are forecast for Oxford this afternoon.

Forecasters expect between 10mm and 15mm of rainfall in the city today, followed by another 10mm by Monday morning. 

 

12:45pm

Residents are being warned to stay vigilant as more homes could be flooded in Oxford, according to the Environment Agency. 

Spokesman Dave Ferguson said: "The river is dropping but we have got some rainfall coming today which is probably going to put it back up to similar levels.

"We are not removing the flood warnings. We want people to stay alert. Please stay vigilant - there could still be a risk of future property flooding."

He added the height of the Thames could go back up to levels seen on Thursday.

12:41pm

Three homes in Marlborough Road, Grandpont, and two in South Hinksey have been flooded, according to the Environment Agency. 

Spokesman Dave Ferguson said the flooding was believed to be in the properties' cellars and was reported to officals yesterday.

12:34pm

The river level at Iffley Lock was 0.58 metres at 10.30am today - down from 0.67 metres at lunchtime yesterday and 0.72 metres on Thursday.

Its usual height is between 0.00 metres and 0.22 metres.

 

12:21pm

Flooding in the Thames valley from Wittenham Clumps - from Oxford Mail reader Aiddy flic.kr/p/dFguW6

 

9:34am

Chipping Norton Hill at Ascott-Under-Wychwood has now reopened after being closed due to flooding

9:32am

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service says it was not called to any flooding overnight

8:15am

B481 both ways blocked due to fallen tree between Rotherfield Peppard and Highmoor Cross in the south of the county

8:13am

Remember, if you have any additional information about flooding, leave a comment below or tweet us via @theoxfordmail - we'd love to see your pictures too

8:08am

The Flood Warning situation this morning is:

  • 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
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  • River Thames and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford

    River Thames and tributaries at Sandford and Radley near Oxford

    River Thames in Abingdon

    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 Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

Flood Warning means flooding is likely so residents and businesses should take action

 

8:03am

The last set of road closures and roads affected by flooding from Oxfordshire County Council was:

Road closures

  • Clifton Hampden High Street - 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
  • The towpath from Donnington Bridge Road to Abingdon Road and on to Whitehouse Road
  • Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford is open only to nearby businesses and local residents.
  • Binsey Lane, West Oxford


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, Abingdon
  • Witheridge Hill in Stoke Row
  • Oxford Road, Horspath
  • B4020 Shilton Road, Burford
  • B4000 south of Watchfield and Lower Road in Eynsham.


The Abingdon Road in Oxford remains open but being kept under constant review.

Drivers should drive with care and caution on this route.

The inbound carriageway remains particularly affected in the area near Weirs Lane. An affected area has been cordoned off.

Shoppers and other people planning to visit Oxford city centre will be encouraged to use bus services should it become necessary in the coming hours or days to close the Abingdon Road due to flooding issues.

As in November and on previous occasions when the Abingdon Road has had to close, the county council plans to allow traffic through the High Street bus gates to keep the City shops accessible.

7:59am

The three-day flooding forecast for our rivers, the city and towns remains in the low risk category from the Environment Agency.

7:59am

Good morning. Initial checks seem to show not a lot of change overnnight. Buut here comes the round-up of road closures and flood warnings....

9:48pm

County Council has posted tonight there's no further road closures.

So the situation remains:

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
The towpath from Donnington Bridge Road to Abingdon Road and on to Whitehouse Road
Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford is open only to nearby businesses and local residents.
Binsey Lane, West Oxford

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.

7:29pm

Firefighters have warned about the dangers of floodwater after today discovering children playing in the water at Iffley Lock in Oxford.

Five children, believed to be 12 or under, were playing in the water and emergency services were initially told they needed rescuing at 1.40pm today.

Police arrived first and told the children to get out of the water, which they did, a fire service spokesman said.

The fire service scrambled three fire engines, along with a 4x4 and  rescue boat while Thames Valley Police sent its helicopter and three vehicles.

Incident Commander Watch Manager David Edge said: "Lakes and rivers can present a huge risk to life and floodwater in fields present a significant hazard too;  fields and tracks that under ordinary circumstances may be familiar to local people become dangerous when flooded, with the depth of water unknown at any point as well as hidden dangers beneath the surface of the water.

"We urge people to avoid entering any kind of floodwater, especially in circumstances such as this incident, when children were playing, and by doing so have placed themselves in a dangerous situation, fortunately in this case, no one was hurt."

5:08pm

First Great Western say trains running normally now. The line was badly affected at Hinksey at about 2pm due to flooding but that issue has been sorted.

4:34pm

4:33pm

Oxfordshire County Council has reported that the Abingdon Road in Oxford remains open.

A part of the road affected by flooding is cordoned off but they are keeping an eye on the situation.

4:08pm

Checking situation on the trains now. Our traffic service saying there has been delays between Oxford and Didcot Parkway due to flooding for both First Great Western and CrossCountry.

3:16pm

3:15pm

1:14pm

 There are reports of water bubbling out of drains in Binsey Lane, Botley Road, Wytham Street and Abingdon Road.

Paul Smith, spokesman for Oxfordshire County Council, wanted to allay residents’ fears about the drains.

Mr Smith said: “Whether the drains in question are the county council’s or any other agencies, it is very common in flooding situations for this to happen.

“Drains flow in to water courses and so when those water courses are full, water comes back up the system. We have to let nature takes its course and wait for river levels to drop.”

1:00pm

12:52pm

12:42pm

Oxfordshire County Council is reporting that water levels on the Abingdon Road have fallen slightly.

However, it does say that it  could easily change and it is keeping a close eye on things.

The junction of Abingdon Road and Wytham Street is still partially flooded because of water rising up from drains, but much of the rest of the area has cleared with only large puddles remaining.

One lane of Abingdon Road northbound is closed up to its junction with Weirs Lane and traffic is moving slowly.

Staff from Oxfordshire County Council are on the scene and are keeping an eye on the situation.

11:56am

The Environment Agency's current three day flooding risk forecast has Oxfordshire (and all other affected areas nationally) as low

11:52am

11:52am

10:02am

Additional info from Environment Agency for West Oxford:

The River and Flooding forecast is as follows: Water levels on the River Thames remain very high but are now falling in the Iffley Lock, Minns Estate and New Botley areas. Levels will remain sensitive to further rainfall. The weather forecast is to expect a showery day on Friday. There is a further band of rainfall forecast to move across the area on Saturday morning

10:01am

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
The towpath from Donnington Bridge Road to Abingdon Road and on to Whitehouse Road
Ferry Hinksey Road in Oxford is open only to nearby businesses and local residents.
Binsey Lane, West Oxford

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, Abingdon;
Witheridge Hill in Stoke Road; Oxford Road, Horspath;
B4020 Shilton Road, Burford;
B4000 south of Watchfield and Lower Road in Eynsham.

10:00am

9:56am

Positive news coming through from the Environment Agency for today.

Dave Ferguson, spokesman for the Environment Agency said: “The rivers are starting to level off. Today’s rainfall locally is an average of 1mm with a maximum of 5mm.

“Tomorrow we are expecting an average of 6mm of rain.
“It is a lot less rainfall than we have had in recent weeks. But we have put up temporary defences in Vicarage Road.
“We still want people to be very vigilant and to be mindful of the risk. If we do get heavy rainfall it could have an impact.
“With everything as wet as it is at the moment we may get issues with standing water in fields.
“If we do think rivers will rise we will continue to send out flood warnings and alerts.
“There’s an awful lot of water in the Thames. It is taking its time to make its way through the system. But hopefully in the Oxfordshire area it will start to level off.”

9:55am

Park and ride services are running as normal in Oxford this morning.

Phil Ashworth of Oxford Bus Company said: “The only issue is with the Seacourt Park and Ride. The car park is becoming flooded but we are still continuing to run the 300 to Seacourt.”

There are no charges for parking at Seacourt as was the case yesterday

9:06am

For X39 and X40 passengers: "The X39/X40 Thames Travel services are running although  due to the flooding on Abingdon Road, we are not currently able to service the stops at Chatham Road outbound, and the Nisa store inbound."

8:55am

8:54am

Oxfordshire County Council says flooding in Abingdon Road has not got worse overnight.

"A similar picture to yesterday" is its description.

However pass it only with care and go slow so your wash does not affect homes in the area please.

8:53am

The Flood Warning situation this morning is:

  • 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 Thames and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford
  • 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 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 Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

 

Flood Warnings means flooding is likely and homeowners and businesses should taken action.

8:44am

Helen Roberts, spokesman for the Met Office, said: “I wouldn’t have thought we would see more than 5mm of rain throughout the rest of the day and probably less than that.

“Tomorrow we have got a burst of heavy rain pushing through. The heaviest looks like it is coming through Oxford into the afternoon. We are probably looking at between 10 and 15mm of rain.

8:43am

Today is due to be cloudy with an occasional burst of light rain, up to 5mm, and winds up to 36 mph

8:42am

Firefighters say they were not called to any flooding of Oxfordshire homes last night

Ten flood warnings in place on Oxfordshire's waterways this morning, including the Thames through Oxford - no change from last night.

Forecasters predict 5mm of rain in the county today

Abingdon Road in Oxford remains open again this morning but motorists being warned to take care

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9:37pm Fri 28 Dec 12

carfax cabby ox1 says...

Kids play in water, kids told to get out of water, kids comply and go home. Emergency services waste £millions by sending out every means of rescue possible. The UK is broke, answers on a postage stamp please.
Kids play in water, kids told to get out of water, kids comply and go home. Emergency services waste £millions by sending out every means of rescue possible. The UK is broke, answers on a postage stamp please. carfax cabby ox1
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9:28pm Sun 30 Dec 12

cynicality says...

Weather forecast completely wrong today (Sunday 30th): they said it wouldn't rain in the afternoon yet it poured again!
Weather forecast completely wrong today (Sunday 30th): they said it wouldn't rain in the afternoon yet it poured again! cynicality
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2:04pm Tue 1 Jan 13

kikirem says...

River flooding not the problem on Bitley Road. The issue is bad drainage and baced-up sewers (which are oozing excess everywhere). The Council also need to stop pumping water from teh flood plain into the storm drains making the situation worse. The Environmental Agency, Thames Water and Local Aurhorities seriously need to look at our other developed countries take action to avoid flooding in developed areas. Maybe our MP needs to step in.
River flooding not the problem on Bitley Road. The issue is bad drainage and baced-up sewers (which are oozing excess everywhere). The Council also need to stop pumping water from teh flood plain into the storm drains making the situation worse. The Environmental Agency, Thames Water and Local Aurhorities seriously need to look at our other developed countries take action to avoid flooding in developed areas. Maybe our MP needs to step in. kikirem
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2:06pm Tue 1 Jan 13

kikirem says...

kikirem wrote:
River flooding not the problem on Bitley Road. The issue is bad drainage and baced-up sewers (which are oozing excess everywhere). The Council also need to stop pumping water from teh flood plain into the storm drains making the situation worse. The Environmental Agency, Thames Water and Local Aurhorities seriously need to look at our other developed countries take action to avoid flooding in developed areas. Maybe our MP needs to step in.
River flooding not the problem on Botley Road. The issue is bad drainage and backed-up sewers (which are oozing excess everywhere). The Council also needs to stop pumping water from the flood plane into the storm drains making the situation worse. The Environmental Agency, Thames Water and Local Aurhorities seriously need to look at how other developed countries take action to avoid flooding in developed areas. Maybe our MP needs to step in.
[quote][p][bold]kikirem[/bold] wrote: River flooding not the problem on Bitley Road. The issue is bad drainage and baced-up sewers (which are oozing excess everywhere). The Council also need to stop pumping water from teh flood plain into the storm drains making the situation worse. The Environmental Agency, Thames Water and Local Aurhorities seriously need to look at our other developed countries take action to avoid flooding in developed areas. Maybe our MP needs to step in.[/p][/quote]River flooding not the problem on Botley Road. The issue is bad drainage and backed-up sewers (which are oozing excess everywhere). The Council also needs to stop pumping water from the flood plane into the storm drains making the situation worse. The Environmental Agency, Thames Water and Local Aurhorities seriously need to look at how other developed countries take action to avoid flooding in developed areas. Maybe our MP needs to step in. kikirem
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3:56pm Tue 1 Jan 13

Sid Hunt says...

"Maybe our MP needs to step in."

Surely that would make the water level rise further....
"Maybe our MP needs to step in." Surely that would make the water level rise further.... Sid Hunt
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4:38pm Tue 1 Jan 13

xjohnx says...

Its just weather!

This bit happens to be slightly towards the extreme end.

Compared to Bangladesh or Thailand or the North Sea floods in the fifties its nothing.

I think we should get used to it and not treat it as a series of running disasters.
Its just weather! This bit happens to be slightly towards the extreme end. Compared to Bangladesh or Thailand or the North Sea floods in the fifties its nothing. I think we should get used to it and not treat it as a series of running disasters. xjohnx
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4:41pm Tue 1 Jan 13

mytaxes says...

kikirem is right no wonder the drains cannot cope. The city council have had staff manning pumps 24/7 resulting in a huge pond at the traffic lights beside the allotments, thank goodness it is nearly gone now.
kikirem is right no wonder the drains cannot cope. The city council have had staff manning pumps 24/7 resulting in a huge pond at the traffic lights beside the allotments, thank goodness it is nearly gone now. mytaxes
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6:32am Wed 2 Jan 13

Myron Blatz says...

Maybe it's time for groups of affected homeowners and businesses to start joint legal actions against local authorities such as Oxfordshire County and Oxford City Councils have been negligent in their planning approval decisions for building development on or near flood plains, water meadows and low-lying land near to river systems. Also, in the poor maintaining and inadequate provision of drainage, especially with regard to new-build and expansion of existing towns and villages. Added to which, the poor supervision and regulation of farm land, where inadequate drainage has been provided, and where farm land use may have been changed to light industrial and commercial facilities. It is just too-easy for local authorities to either blame Coalition government spending cut-backs (despite many having been initiated by previous Labour administrations) or lay responsibility and liability on homeowners and businesses. Yes, the 'act of God' flooding is due in-part to rain or snow meltwater, but also to bad planning decisions made by humans. After all, only an idiot would consider building houses on something called ' cow lea marsh' or on a flood plain adjacent to a large river such as the Thames, wouldn't they?
Maybe it's time for groups of affected homeowners and businesses to start joint legal actions against local authorities such as Oxfordshire County and Oxford City Councils have been negligent in their planning approval decisions for building development on or near flood plains, water meadows and low-lying land near to river systems. Also, in the poor maintaining and inadequate provision of drainage, especially with regard to new-build and expansion of existing towns and villages. Added to which, the poor supervision and regulation of farm land, where inadequate drainage has been provided, and where farm land use may have been changed to light industrial and commercial facilities. It is just too-easy for local authorities to either blame Coalition government spending cut-backs (despite many having been initiated by previous Labour administrations) or lay responsibility and liability on homeowners and businesses. Yes, the 'act of God' flooding is due in-part to rain or snow meltwater, but also to bad planning decisions made by humans. After all, only an idiot would consider building houses on something called ' cow lea marsh' or on a flood plain adjacent to a large river such as the Thames, wouldn't they? Myron Blatz
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2:47pm Wed 2 Jan 13

xjohnx says...

Hmmm!.

1) Myron, ref your comment. What idiot would buy a house on a flood plain?

2) How much local taxes are you willing to pay so that people buying houses on flood plains can be rewarded with 100% security from responsibility?

3) If planning has been granted neglegently, shouldn't the insurers be the ones taking legal action?

4) If a claim for damages is awarded, which taxes should it be paid from?
Hmmm!. 1) Myron, ref your comment. What idiot would buy a house on a flood plain? 2) How much local taxes are you willing to pay so that people buying houses on flood plains can be rewarded with 100% security from responsibility? 3) If planning has been granted neglegently, shouldn't the insurers be the ones taking legal action? 4) If a claim for damages is awarded, which taxes should it be paid from? xjohnx
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2:53pm Wed 2 Jan 13

xjohnx says...

P.S.

Myron.

Oxford, Witney and a huge part of the rest of the Thames Valley has been in and on a flood plain since before recorded time.

Perhaps we should just learn to live with our weather. What?
P.S. Myron. Oxford, Witney and a huge part of the rest of the Thames Valley has been in and on a flood plain since before recorded time. Perhaps we should just learn to live with our weather. What? xjohnx
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