Flood blog, Wednesday, February 12 for Oxford and Oxfordshire

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12:44am

THE advice to passengers aiming to use all Oxfordshire rail routes this morning is to check before setting out to stations.

While flooding of the tracks at Redbridge in Oxford has eased and more trains are able to pass through the area, restrictions are expected to continue.

In addition, severe limits on the number of trains able to run between Reading and London Paddington, due to water damage to signal equipment between Twyford and Maidenhead, are expected to remain in force for some time.

A power cut in Banbury affecting signals at the station tonight halted all trains on the lines to Oxford, Bicester North and Leamington Spa for much of the evening.

Chiltern Railways is warning that there are likely to be further problems in the morning peak, due to trains being out of position as a result of the disruption, with short-notice canellations and some services formed of fewer coaches than usual.

12:34am

A FLOOD alert has been issued for the Sor Brook and the Bloxham Brook and their tributaries from Horley and Bloxham to Adderbury as a result of the heavy rain earlier.

10:42pm

A couple of video bulletins from the Press Association for you tonight:

9:50pm

9:39pm Wed 12 Feb 14

pjpj says

I think the people of Oxford owe the fire service a great big THANK YOU for their efforts and success in keeping Botley road open and latterly Abingdon road.
Well done lads.

8:04pm

Fire crews are at a four-storey block of flats in Mallard's Way, Bicester, after part of the facade became loose in the winds. 

Bicester Advertiser:

Nine firefighters are working on the third floor level to make it safe and have advised residents in the block to stay indoors whilst the emergency work is carried out.

Mat Carlile, the county council's Fire and Rescue Service's Area Manager for Strategic Risk & Planning, said: "There has been major disruption over the past few weeks because of the stormy weather and the latest hazard we are having to deal with is high winds, which have partly dislodged the frontage of this block of flats in Bicester.

"We have asked residents to stay inside as a precaution as Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service carry out the repairs and hopefully we will have the building secure again very soon."
 

7:13pm

7:06pm

The emergency services have put out this video of flood safety advice this evening:

7:00pm

5:49pm Wed 12 Feb 14

shippondame says

I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort.
The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity!
Safe night everyone.

7:00pm

6:38pm

6:00pm

This was the scene in Rowland Close, Wolvercote, earlier when the roof blew off in the heavy winds

 

Bicester Advertiser:

5:55pm

John Leverton sent in these pictures of a tree coming down in Hunt Close, Bicester. He said luckily there was no damage caused and the town council was on the scene clearing it up. 

Bicester Advertiser:

Bicester Advertiser:

 

Bicester Advertiser:

5:50pm

5:48pm

A number of trees have been brought down in the gale force winds including this one in Botley Park, thanks to Linda Wride for sending the picture in. 

Bicester Advertiser:

5:30pm

Met Office is again forecasting light snow in northern and western parts of the county in the early hours of tomorrow.

It's going to be cold and drivers are warned the roads may be icy tomorrow morning.

5:26pm

STRONG winds made light work of this huge tree in Bicester this afternoon.
Residents watched as the tree toppled at about 2.30pm in Hunt Close.
The victim of storm-force winds did not damage anything around it and was cleared by officers from Bicester Town Council within a few hours.

Bicester Advertiser:

5:20pm

CrossCountry trains has said it will be running approximately two trains an hour in each direction tomorrow, including Manchester and Newcastle in the north and Reading and Bournemouth in the south.

A spokesman said: “We aim to be back to having a full service running through Oxford tomorrow.”

5:01pm

5:01pm

4:50pm

Abingdon Road has reopened in both directions. 

The only flood related diversion is on the City35 route where Lower Kennington remains closed.
 

3:31pm

The Environment Agency has put out its latest alert and again there is not a lot to be optimistic about.

A spokesman said: "Communities are being warned to expect more flooding as further heavy rainfall is forecast over the next few days across the region.

"With more widespread heavy rain expected across the South East throughout the rest of the week, coupled with strong winds and adverse weather conditions, communities are urged to remain vigilant to the threat of flooding."

He added that about 600 homes are reported as having been flooded across the south east.

The spokesman added in Oxford Environment Agency staff still had their temporary flood defences in plcae on Osney Island and Vicarage Lane and were using pumps in Duke Street, Earl Street and Osney Yard.

3:15pm

As these pictures sent in by a reader show, New Hinksey is still affected by a  large amount of water around by the railway track

Bicester Advertiser: Bicester Advertiser:

3:11pm

3:10pm

While not local, the Environment Agency has just tweeted: NEWS: Windsor, Maidenhead & Surrey warned to expect severe disruption - Thames to rise to highest levels for 60+ years

2:58pm

2:33pm

The updated situation for road closures:

  • Abingdon Road, Oxford is open outbound but closed inbound from its junction with Thames Street and St Aldate's in the city centre to near the Redbridge park-and-ride site close to the Kennington roundabout. Firefighters have been present, pumping water from the road.
  • Weirs Lane, Oxford
  • Lower Street, Islip
  • Road from A329 to Drayton St Leonard
  • Great Brook Road from Buckland Road to Chimney near Aston
  • Spring Lane, Playhatch
  • Grove Road, Harwell
  • Icknield Road, South Stoke from Grove Road to Woodcote Road
  • B4016 between Blewbury and East Hagbourne
  • High Street, Clifton Hampden
  • B478 Sonning Bridge
  • Road through the village of North Weston to Shabbington Rd
  • B4009 between Aston Rowant and Kinston Blount (also at Crowell )
  • Knightsbridge Lane, Pyrton, near Watlington
  • Road to Woodeaton - from Elsfield Rd to B4027
  • Pembroke Lane, Milton (Vale)
  • Old Wharf Road, Longcot
  • High Street, Drayton St Leonard
  • London Lane, Ascott-under-Wychwood, from railway station to junction with A361
  • Godstow Road, Oxford from A34 bridge near Wolvercote to bridge near Wytham
  • Dry Lane, Crawley
  • Mill Lane, Henley
  • Mill Rd, Lower Shiplake from the junction of Mill Rd / Mill Lane to the junction of Mill Rd / New Rd
  • Culham Bridge on Tolgate Road, Culham
  • Thameside South, Friday Lane to Station Road, Henley (Now being controlled by temporary traffic signals to allow traffic in both directions)
  • Kennington Road, from its junction with Old Abingdon Road to the mini roundabout at Upper End, Kennington
  • B4016 Drayton Road, Sutton Courtenay

2:09pm

Met Office spokeswoman Laura Young has given us a weather forecast for today and into the weekend.
About 10mm to 20mm of rain is expected to fall in Oxfordshire today, but a clearer day is forecast for tomorrow.

1:43pm

A spokesman for First Great Western has said that the situation with London-bound services remains the same as yesterday evening. However there was a slight improvement with services to Didcot this morning.

He said: "Looking at the current weather forecast, we are not currently predicting that services tomorrow will see an improvement, due to the ongoing problems with signalling in Maidenhead caused by the floods."

1:36pm

First Great Western have just confirmed services between Oxford and Didcot still being affected by flooding.

1:36pm

The Met Office's rain radar at 1pm. Not a pretty picture but anyone outside or with a window will know that.

Bicester Advertiser:

1:32pm

1:27pm

12:01pm

Again, not flood related but to keep you in the loop

11:46am

Not flood related but:

11:39am

11:37am

11:31am

A wave to you too then

11:22am Wed 12 Feb 14

JoWill says

I had to smile when I saw this comment on the flood blog - A wave to Joanne Taylor, who has tweeted she's now slightly addicted to the blog!
I think I am too and I no longer live in the area! Am keeping my daughter updated before she finds out herself - she works in Botley Road :)

11:30am

We caught up with Mary Timbrell, a flood warden in Duke Street, Oxford, who is telling residents while the water levels are going down, the end of the problem is not yet in sight.

* Apologies but there is a slight technical gremlin with syncing the vision and sound

 

11:01am

Our reporter Alex Wynick has been in Abingdon Road, this morning, witnessing the efforts of the fire service 

Bicester Advertiser:

10:26am

10:26am

9:54am

Seacourt Park and Ride is fully open as reported earlier. 

Bicester Advertiser:

9:35am

9:35am

Rachel Hastie has sent in these pictures showing the efforts in Abingdon Road, Oxford. 

Bicester Advertiser: Bicester Advertiser: Bicester Advertiser:

9:21am

While Abingdon Road may be open again, there is standstill elsewhere in the county, Ben Sanger-Davies tweeted this picture of gridlock on the A420

Bicester Advertiser:

9:09am

Oxford Bus Company has confirmed the Seacourt Park and Ride has reopened and the park-and-ride 400 is back to its normal route. 

Lower Kennington remains closed.

 

8:54am

The Botley Road city-bound bus lane is closed near to McDonald's by the A420/A34 slip road and at the road's junction with Bullstake Close and also its junction with Bridge Street.

8:40am

8:38am

8:12am

The Environment Agency has this morning said river levels are expected to remain high today due to the heavy rain forecast.

There are still 12 flood warnings in place across the county - nine of those are for the River Thames.

A spokeswoman said: “We are expecting the river levels at the Thames will be stabilising although they will be remaining high over the next 24 hours.”

8:00am

With the good news that Abingdon Road is partially open again, one reader who only gave her name as Carol posted this to us:

Sorry, I am on twitter but am unable to tweet a reply to a post! I agree with the tweet about being very happy for Botley as they have suffered terribly with property flooding over the years.  However, on my way home tonight from the P&R, walking via Canning Crescent, for the first time ever since living in this area, I saw 3 large fire service vehicles and lots of big yellow pipes.  I asked and was advised that the Abingdon Road was having its water pumped away and they would keep going until it was cleared.  Fantastic news and very welcome.  My thanks go to the fire and rescue service for helping the beleagured Abingdon Road and surrounding areas residents.

7:58am

Oxford Bus Company says some of its services are still facing long diversions. Here is the latest travel information:

  • cityX3/X13/P&R300: Due to the inbound closure of the Abingdon Rd, our services into Oxford are diverting via  the Ring Road and Iffley Rd. 
  • city35: Services into Oxford are diverting via Bagley Wood Rd, Ring Road and Iffley Road. No stops between St Swithuns Road and Redbridge can be served.
  • Park&Ride400: Seacourt park and ride is closed. The P&R400 service to and from Thornhill, is running to Oxford Rail Station. Passengers requiring the park and ride can use the city4 service, which will drop off at Toys 'R' Us on Botley Road.

7:56am

Fire crews spent the night pumping waters out of Abingdon Road to get it open again this morning. 

Bicester Advertiser:

Jason Crapper, Group Manager for Oxfordshire County Council Fire and Rescue Service's said: "When we embarked on this task we were not assured of success but we wanted to give it a go.

"It soon became apparent that we were making inroads in to the floodwater and that spurred our crews on to complete the task during the cold of the late evening and the small hours.

"I'm grateful for the hard work of a number of people who were part of the operation. A great deal of teamwork between people from different organisations was very evident and the reward at the end of the job was a return to normality for regular users of the Abingdon Road and nearby residents.

"It has to be remembered though that the weather forecast for coming days is not promising and there is every chance that water levels will rise again in coming days.

"Our operation to keep the Botley Road clear of floodwater carries on regardless of our work on the Abingdon Road. All at the county council will continue to do their level best to combat the difficult conditions regardless of what the elements throw at us."

It has only opened to outbound traffic at the moment. 

Oxfordshire County Council leader Cllr Ian Hudspeth, said: "My immense gratitude goes to the firefighters for a lot of hard work during the night. We have some of the Abingdon Road reopened and all eyes will now no doubt be on the forecast rainfall and river levels."

7:53am

As a result of Abingdon Road opening to traffic heading out of the city centre Stagecoach has issued the following update:

Route 16/16A, 31 and 34- Abingdon Road open out of the city centre only. Buses be operating out of the city via Iffley Road instead but will pick up at the normal stop in St Aldates.

Route 18 -  Buses are now unable to access Bablockhythe and Northmoor.
 

 

7:44am

7:42am

Oxfordshire County Council say Abingdon Road has reopened to outbound traffic. More to follow. 

7:27am

To set the scene:

Bicester Advertiser:

7:23am

Reports on the roads are that the A40 is sticky heading into the city from the west, as is the stretch on the A34 northbound from Abingdon up to Hinksey Hill.

7:17am

A wave to Joanne Taylor, who has tweeted she's now slightly addicted to the blog!

 

6:41am

We had these messages from people in Abingdon Road last night. Anyone able to update us what it is like this morning?

6:39am

Yesterday we interview Station Commander Guy Dunkley about firefighters' battle to keep Botley Road open:

6:37am

No change on the flood warnings - meaning flooding of properties is likely so take immediate action - either

  • 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
  • River Thames and tributaries at Kennington near Oxford
  • River Thames at Culham
  • River Thames in Abingdon
  • River Thames at Clifton Hampden, Dorchester and Little Wittenham
  • River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke, including Dorchester-on-Thames and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford
  • River Windrush at Witney and Ducklington down to and including Hardwick
  • River Thame from Chiselhampton to Drayton St Leonard including Newington
  • River Thame in the Dorchester and Overy areas

6:29am

No good news on the weather front for you, we're afraid.

That yellow warning for snow is in force still, but we have heavy rain on the way for your commute and it'll be like that through to the afternoon, according to the Met Office, with strong winds as well. It'll be light showers in the evening.

Oxford may see a light snow shower in the early hours but the outlook for Thursday is that it is likely to be dry. That is only a respite until Friday afternoon though, when the Met Office says it will tip it down.

Oxford may wake to showers on Saturday and see them return around lunchtime but Sunday at the moment has no wet stuff forecast.

6:26am

The video bulletin from last night from the Press Association

6:22am

We're waiting on Stagecoach's update for the morning but we expect it to be the same as yesterday, which was:

The following diversions are currently in place:

Route 16/16A - Due to flooding Abingdon Road and Donnington Bridge are closed.  Buses will run via Iffley Road instead but will pick up at the normal stop in St Aldates.

Route 18 -  Buses are unable to access Bablockhythe and Northmoor due to flooding. The 18 service will continue to run on the main road between Standlake and Stanton Harcourt.

Route 31 and 34 - Due to flooding Abingdon Road is closed.  Buses will run via Iffley Road instead but will pick up and set down at the normal stop in St Aldates.

We will monitor the services throughout the day and post updates as the situation changes.

Services Affected: 11, 16, 16A, 18, 31, 34, 66, S1, S3, X30

6:21am

With so little changing on the roads front for the city, the situation with driving in remains that it is likely to take you longer than usual so give yourself plenty of time.

On the buses, hhere's Oxford Bus Company's situation this morning:

city3/city5: city3 and city5 are now returning to their normal routes and serving the rail station.

cityX3/X13/300: Due to the closure of the Abingdon Rd, our services are diverting via Iffley Rd and the Ring Road in both directions. During this morning's peak we are experiencing delays on X3/X13 due to heavy traffic on the A34 northbound.

city35: services are diverting via Bagley Wood Rd, Ring Road and Iffley Road in both directions. No stops between St Swithuns Road and Redbridge are able to be served.

city2: Mill St / Evans Lane in Kidlington has reopened and our services have returned to normal route.

park&ride400: Seacourt park and ride is closed. As such, our 400 service is terminating at Oxford Rail Station. Passengers requiring the park and ride can use our city4 service, which will drop off at Toys 'R' Us on Botley Road.

Due to the delays caused by the Abingdon Road closure, our 300 service has been 'split' so not all buses are serving the whole through-route. As a result, we suggest that passengers intending to travel to Pear Tree Park&Ride board at the Magdalen Street stop.

6:19am

6:18am

Our first eye witness report on the Botley Road this morning

6:17am

On the schools front it looks like everywhere will be open.

6:13am

For those commuting into Paddington, there is still not great news because of those signalling problems near Maidenhead.

First Great Western says: "Network Rail has confirmed that floodwater is likely to continue to affect trackside signalling and safety equipment in the Maidenhead area during Wednesday 12 February.

"While they work to fix the problem we will only be able to run five trains an hour between Paddington and Reading in each direction. This is around a fifth of the services that would normally be scheduled.

"This will continue until Network Rail lets us know we can run a full service again.

For Paddington - Oxford

  • Local stopping services will operate between Reading and Didcot Parkway only.
  • Connecting services to London Paddington will be extremely limited.
  • Customers wishing to travel from Oxford to London may find it easier to travel via Banbury into London Marylebone, where FGW tickets will be valid
  • Customers travelling between Hereford/Worcester and London (via Evesham) will have through train services during peak hours but outside these times, customers may use their tickets on Virgin Trains and London Midland services via Birmingham New Street or on Arriva Trains Wales services via Newport (South Wales).
  • Cross Country services to/from Birmingham will start/terminate at Oxford. Services to/from the South Coast will start/terminate at Reading.

6:11am

First Great Western are still advising to only travel with it if it is absolutely necessary and to consider other routes, ie via the Marylebone service.

6:08am

On the trains CrossCountry are still not running between Oxford and Didcot. A replacement bus service is in place.

6:07am

The current list of road closures according to Oxfordshire County Council is:

  • Abingdon Road, Oxford from its junction with Thames Street and St Aldate's in the city centre to near the Redbridge park-and-ride site close to the Kennington roundabout. Firefighters have been oresent, seeking to pump water from the road.
  • Weirs Lane, Oxford
  • Lower Street, Islip
  • Road from A329 to Drayton St Leonard
  • Great Brook Road from Buckland Road to Chimney near Aston
  • Spring Lane, Playhatch
  • Grove Road, Harwell
  • Icknield Road, South Stoke from Grove Road to Woodcote Road
  • B4016 between Blewbury and East Hagbourne
  • High Street, Clifton Hampden
  • B478 Sonning Bridge
  • Road through the village of North Weston to Shabbington Rd
  • B4009 between Aston Rowant and Kinston Blount (also at Crowell )
  • Knightsbridge Lane, Pyrton, near Watlington
  • West Hagbourne – Main Street to York Street
  • Road to Woodeaton - from Elsfield Rd to B4027
  • Pembroke Lane, Milton (Vale)
  • Wallingford Road, North Moreton
  • Hithercroft Road, South Moreton, at its junction with Anchor Lane and High Street
  • Old Wharf Road, Longcot
  • High Street, Drayton St Leonard
  • London Lane, Ascott-under-Wychwood, from railway station to junction with A361
  • Godstow Road, Oxford from A34 bridge near Wolvercote to bridge near Wytham
  • Dry Lane, Crawley
  • Mill Lane, Henley
  • Culham Bridge on Tolgate Road, Culham
  • Thameside South, Friday Lane to Station Road, Henley
  • Kennington Road, from its junction with Old Abingdon Road to the mini roundabout at Upper End, Kennington
  • B4016 Drayton Road, Sutton Courtenay

6:06am

The situation for Oxford's main routes is much the same: Abingdon Road is still closed and Botley Road is still open. And that means the High Street bus gate restrictions from 7.30am are still in force.

6:05am

Good morning. Stay with us as we update the situation on the flooding overnight. Updates on the roads, trains and buses to help your commute into work or school.

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8:52am Wed 12 Feb 14

Wet Feet says...

New flood protection has been put up on Abingdon Road along the allotments close to Wiers Lane. Looks like a long white tube filled with water…. combined with pumping it looks like they are preparing for opening the road later today.
New flood protection has been put up on Abingdon Road along the allotments close to Wiers Lane. Looks like a long white tube filled with water…. combined with pumping it looks like they are preparing for opening the road later today. Wet Feet
  • Score: 5

8:58am Wed 12 Feb 14

Wet Feet says...

Wet Feet wrote:
New flood protection has been put up on Abingdon Road along the allotments close to Wiers Lane. Looks like a long white tube filled with water…. combined with pumping it looks like they are preparing for opening the road later today.
I've just emailed photos
[quote][p][bold]Wet Feet[/bold] wrote: New flood protection has been put up on Abingdon Road along the allotments close to Wiers Lane. Looks like a long white tube filled with water…. combined with pumping it looks like they are preparing for opening the road later today.[/p][/quote]I've just emailed photos Wet Feet
  • Score: 2

11:11am Wed 12 Feb 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Now that some normality may be returning to the roads and flooded properties can the Oxford Mail ask Mr Hudspeth for a cast iron guarantee that lessons will be learned, mistakes rectified and a proper action plan be put into place for when this happens again.
Now that some normality may be returning to the roads and flooded properties can the Oxford Mail ask Mr Hudspeth for a cast iron guarantee that lessons will be learned, mistakes rectified and a proper action plan be put into place for when this happens again. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
  • Score: 0

11:22am Wed 12 Feb 14

JoWill says...

I had to smile when I saw this comment on the flood blog - A wave to Joanne Taylor, who has tweeted she's now slightly addicted to the blog!
I think I am too and I no longer live in the area! Am keeping my daughter updated before she finds out herself - she works in Botley Road :)
I had to smile when I saw this comment on the flood blog - A wave to Joanne Taylor, who has tweeted she's now slightly addicted to the blog! I think I am too and I no longer live in the area! Am keeping my daughter updated before she finds out herself - she works in Botley Road :) JoWill
  • Score: 1

12:27pm Wed 12 Feb 14

the wizard says...

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
Now that some normality may be returning to the roads and flooded properties can the Oxford Mail ask Mr Hudspeth for a cast iron guarantee that lessons will be learned, mistakes rectified and a proper action plan be put into place for when this happens again.
What do you mean, next week, as another lot is on its way. No excuses now, the diversionary channel must be built and any nimbyism firmly over ruled.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Now that some normality may be returning to the roads and flooded properties can the Oxford Mail ask Mr Hudspeth for a cast iron guarantee that lessons will be learned, mistakes rectified and a proper action plan be put into place for when this happens again.[/p][/quote]What do you mean, next week, as another lot is on its way. No excuses now, the diversionary channel must be built and any nimbyism firmly over ruled. the wizard
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Wed 12 Feb 14

shippondame says...

I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort.
The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity!
Safe night everyone.
I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort. The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity! Safe night everyone. shippondame
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Wed 12 Feb 14

pjpj says...

I think the people of Oxford owe the fire service a great big THANK YOU for their efforts and success in keeping Botley road open and latterly Abingdon road.
Well done lads.
I think the people of Oxford owe the fire service a great big THANK YOU for their efforts and success in keeping Botley road open and latterly Abingdon road. Well done lads. pjpj
  • Score: 3

11:32pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Assay14 says...

shippondame wrote:
I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort.
The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity!
Safe night everyone.
I agree wholeheartedly with this :) The Fire Service have been outstanding, along with many others from the local councils and even from the much-maligned Environment Agency. Well done to all.
And many thanks to the Mail for this blog.....I too am getting addicted to it!
[quote][p][bold]shippondame[/bold] wrote: I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort. The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity! Safe night everyone.[/p][/quote]I agree wholeheartedly with this :) The Fire Service have been outstanding, along with many others from the local councils and even from the much-maligned Environment Agency. Well done to all. And many thanks to the Mail for this blog.....I too am getting addicted to it! Assay14
  • Score: 1

12:19am Thu 13 Feb 14

John Hatch says...

At 6.30 pm, Kennington Road had not a drop of water on it.
However the road block and dam put in place by the Vale of White Horse DC remained in place at the mini roundabout where Upper Road joins Kennington Road.
This road block cuts access from Kennington to Oxford, the Southern Bypass and the A34, except via a long detour along Bagley Wood Road and the old Abingdon-Oxford Road.
What are the Vale of White Horse DC doing?
At 6.30 pm, Kennington Road had not a drop of water on it. However the road block and dam put in place by the Vale of White Horse DC remained in place at the mini roundabout where Upper Road joins Kennington Road. This road block cuts access from Kennington to Oxford, the Southern Bypass and the A34, except via a long detour along Bagley Wood Road and the old Abingdon-Oxford Road. What are the Vale of White Horse DC doing? John Hatch
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