FLOODING: River Thames rising

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The Environment Agency has this morning said more flood warnings could be on the way for Oxfordshire.

A spokesman said the River Thames was rising.

He said: "We are likely to see water levels go up further on the River Thames over the next few days.

"We are likely to see some of the urban flood plains starting to flood now."

The Environment Agency opened a newly-revamped incident room at Wallingford earlier this month.

It has now been open round-the-clock for five days in a row.

Four stretches of river through Oxfordshire remain on flood warning this morning.

 

The warning means flooding is expected and immediate action should be taken.

The areas affected are:

 

  • River Thame at Dorchester
  • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford to Cherwell Bridge
  • River Thames from Newbridge to King's Lock
  • River Thames from Buscot Wick to Shifford

A string of other waterways through Oxfordshire remain on flood alert.

Flood alerts, which mean flooding is possible, in place in Oxfordshire this morning are:

  • River Thames and Tributaries from Buscot Wick down to Kings Lock, above Oxford, including Buscot, Kelmscott, Radcot, Chimney, Northmoor, Stanton Harcourt, Bablock Hythe and caravan park, Eynsham, Swinford and Yarnton
  • River Thames and tributaries in the Oxford Area, including areas between Wolvercote down to and including Radley and Jericho
  • River Thames for the Abingdon Area, including areas between Abingdon down to and including Little Wittenham
  • River Thames and its tributaries from Days Lock to above Pangbourne, including Dorchester and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Ewelme, Wallingford, Winterbrook, East Hagbourne, South Moreton, North Stoke, Moulsford, South Stoke, Goring and Streatley
  • River Cherwell and its tributaries from Charwelton to just above Upper Heyford including Woodford Halse, Edgcote, Cropredy, Marston St Lawrence, Banbury, Kings Sutton, Hook Norton
  • River Cherwell and its tributaries from Lower Heyford down to Oxford including Rousham, Enslow, Thrupp and Hampton Poyle
  • River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon including, Stanford in the Vale, Charney Bassett, Lyford and Garford, and also the Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney
  • Clanfield Brook for Clanfield Village and the Shill Brook for Bampton
  • Ginge Brook, for the Steventon area down to and including Sutton Courtenay
  • River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge including Burford, Asthall, Minster Lovell, Crawley, Witney, Ducklington, Rack End and Standlake
  • River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington including, Kingham, Bledington, Milton under Wychwood, Shipton under Wychwood, Ascott under Wychwood, Charlbury, Fawler and Long Hanborough and also the River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock
  • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to Islip, including Ludgershall, Blackthorn and Murcott
  • Langford and Wendlebury Brooks and their tributaries from Stratton Audley down to the M40 near Merton, including Bicester and Wendlebury
  • River Thame from Marsworth to Dorchester
  • Sor and Bloxham brooks
  • Chalgrove Brook
  • Letcombe Brook
  • River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock

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