LiveBlog: Oxfordshire flooding latest, Wednesday, January 8 + VIDEO

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Summary

  • Botley Road is still shut this morning
  • Abingdon Road is also still closed today
  • There has been more rain overnight
  • More flooding is expected in Oxfordshire this week
  • Homes are being evacuated around Botley Road
  • Special train timetables have been issued

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6:18am Wed 8 Jan 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles.".......
.......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...
"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles."....... .......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)... Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -13

7:33am Wed 8 Jan 14

Sophia says...

This blog is really, really appreciated, many thanks for keeping us updated during a worrying time (BBC Oxford website pretty hopeless!)
This blog is really, really appreciated, many thanks for keeping us updated during a worrying time (BBC Oxford website pretty hopeless!) Sophia
  • Score: -8

7:33am Wed 8 Jan 14

Amio says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles.".......
.......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...
If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: "The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles."....... .......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...[/p][/quote]If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them. Amio
  • Score: -3

7:51am Wed 8 Jan 14

swindonjason says...

Trains from Oxford to Paddington are cancelled, but there is a shuttle services from Oxford to Didcot leaving at xx:07 and xx:37 past each hour to connect with the main line services.

The other way trains leave Didcot at xx:57 and xx:26 past the hour.
Trains from Oxford to Paddington are cancelled, but there is a shuttle services from Oxford to Didcot leaving at xx:07 and xx:37 past each hour to connect with the main line services. The other way trains leave Didcot at xx:57 and xx:26 past the hour. swindonjason
  • Score: -9

8:49am Wed 8 Jan 14

downsview says...

Grove Lane closed in Harwell which isn't apparent on High Street so you drive to edge of village and then have to turn round Traffic in village was much worse than normal todayo
Grove Lane closed in Harwell which isn't apparent on High Street so you drive to edge of village and then have to turn round Traffic in village was much worse than normal todayo downsview
  • Score: -11

9:25am Wed 8 Jan 14

thejoannabloggs says...

What is the point in creating a barrier down the Abingdon road if someone can drive past it? The council criticise the van driver - I criticise the council.
What is the point in creating a barrier down the Abingdon road if someone can drive past it? The council criticise the van driver - I criticise the council. thejoannabloggs
  • Score: -14

9:40am Wed 8 Jan 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

thejoannabloggs wrote:
What is the point in creating a barrier down the Abingdon road if someone can drive past it? The council criticise the van driver - I criticise the council.
The road can't be blocked completely, as it has to remain accessible to emergency vehicles, if it wasn't the case, I'd love to see concrete barriers placed just below the level of the flood water, that would certainly teach the ignorant individuals
[quote][p][bold]thejoannabloggs[/bold] wrote: What is the point in creating a barrier down the Abingdon road if someone can drive past it? The council criticise the van driver - I criticise the council.[/p][/quote]The road can't be blocked completely, as it has to remain accessible to emergency vehicles, if it wasn't the case, I'd love to see concrete barriers placed just below the level of the flood water, that would certainly teach the ignorant individuals Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -6

11:14am Wed 8 Jan 14

swindonjason says...

Crosscountry are suspending their train services between Reading and Oxford as the water levels are too deep to run their trains.

First Great Western are still operating the emergency timetable between Didcot and Oxford and Oxford to Worcester and vice versa....at the moment.
Crosscountry are suspending their train services between Reading and Oxford as the water levels are too deep to run their trains. First Great Western are still operating the emergency timetable between Didcot and Oxford and Oxford to Worcester and vice versa....at the moment. swindonjason
  • Score: -5

11:43am Wed 8 Jan 14

mrandrev says...

You seem gutted about Maccy D's being shut today ;)
You seem gutted about Maccy D's being shut today ;) mrandrev
  • Score: -12

12:21pm Wed 8 Jan 14

King Joke says...

swindonjason wrote:
Crosscountry are suspending their train services between Reading and Oxford as the water levels are too deep to run their trains. First Great Western are still operating the emergency timetable between Didcot and Oxford and Oxford to Worcester and vice versa....at the moment.
How do FGW trains manage to operate through water? Is it the hydraulic transmission (vs electric on other types)?
[quote][p][bold]swindonjason[/bold] wrote: Crosscountry are suspending their train services between Reading and Oxford as the water levels are too deep to run their trains. First Great Western are still operating the emergency timetable between Didcot and Oxford and Oxford to Worcester and vice versa....at the moment.[/p][/quote]How do FGW trains manage to operate through water? Is it the hydraulic transmission (vs electric on other types)? King Joke
  • Score: 4

2:05pm Wed 8 Jan 14

danuk1987 says...

Thank you for the updates, 1 inch away from flooding our house in Purley-On-Thames in Berkshire and your updates are much more informative and appreciated compared to our terrible local media outlets.

Any news your way on when the Thames is expected to peak in the oxford area?
Thank you for the updates, 1 inch away from flooding our house in Purley-On-Thames in Berkshire and your updates are much more informative and appreciated compared to our terrible local media outlets. Any news your way on when the Thames is expected to peak in the oxford area? danuk1987
  • Score: 3

2:38pm Wed 8 Jan 14

zero4isthebest says...

There is quite bad situation on Varsity Place (John Towle Close) when water level is rising non stop since last night - the entire parking is flooded. Water reached Wytham Street on the corner with Northampton Road and still rising.
There is quite bad situation on Varsity Place (John Towle Close) when water level is rising non stop since last night - the entire parking is flooded. Water reached Wytham Street on the corner with Northampton Road and still rising. zero4isthebest
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Wed 8 Jan 14

RJOxford says...

Your picture from "Perry" at 2.09pm appears to be the bottom of Preston Road in Abingdon where it meets Wilsham Road. I lived near there for 15 years so relatively sure I know it!
Your picture from "Perry" at 2.09pm appears to be the bottom of Preston Road in Abingdon where it meets Wilsham Road. I lived near there for 15 years so relatively sure I know it! RJOxford
  • Score: 3

3:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

King Joke wrote:
swindonjason wrote:
Crosscountry are suspending their train services between Reading and Oxford as the water levels are too deep to run their trains. First Great Western are still operating the emergency timetable between Didcot and Oxford and Oxford to Worcester and vice versa....at the moment.
How do FGW trains manage to operate through water? Is it the hydraulic transmission (vs electric on other types)?
No they have their engines above the water level.. CrossCountry trains (stupidly) place the engines on each Carriage under the floor hence why they are so noisy and uncomfortable compared to FGW HST's. And also hence why they cant run in several inches of water.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]swindonjason[/bold] wrote: Crosscountry are suspending their train services between Reading and Oxford as the water levels are too deep to run their trains. First Great Western are still operating the emergency timetable between Didcot and Oxford and Oxford to Worcester and vice versa....at the moment.[/p][/quote]How do FGW trains manage to operate through water? Is it the hydraulic transmission (vs electric on other types)?[/p][/quote]No they have their engines above the water level.. CrossCountry trains (stupidly) place the engines on each Carriage under the floor hence why they are so noisy and uncomfortable compared to FGW HST's. And also hence why they cant run in several inches of water. yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: -22

3:44pm Wed 8 Jan 14

King Joke says...

Ah they're using HSTs for the shuttle not Turdos. Thanks. Do the traction motors not struggle in the water?
Ah they're using HSTs for the shuttle not Turdos. Thanks. Do the traction motors not struggle in the water? King Joke
  • Score: -11

4:32pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

King Joke wrote:
Ah they're using HSTs for the shuttle not Turdos. Thanks. Do the traction motors not struggle in the water?
Nope, they are using Turbos.

Diesel-hyrdaulic.
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Ah they're using HSTs for the shuttle not Turdos. Thanks. Do the traction motors not struggle in the water?[/p][/quote]Nope, they are using Turbos. Diesel-hyrdaulic. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -11

4:46pm Wed 8 Jan 14

dowhatyoulike says...

currys in botley closing at 5pm today
currys in botley closing at 5pm today dowhatyoulike
  • Score: -11

4:47pm Wed 8 Jan 14

cuckoo says...

I would hope that folk now take heed of the current advice, road restrictions etc. and don't endanger others property by ignorant driving on flooded roads or need rescuing if flood water becomes such as to endanger their lives.
I would hope that folk now take heed of the current advice, road restrictions etc. and don't endanger others property by ignorant driving on flooded roads or need rescuing if flood water becomes such as to endanger their lives. cuckoo
  • Score: -9

5:12pm Wed 8 Jan 14

carli says...

Reader Wojtek Lubowiecki saw this stranded car this morning in Summertown. ..the photo of this this car and the caption car stranded in Summertown is not true, the car is always parked at those flats, the car could easily get out of that car park, it just has to drive up the slope.....
Reader Wojtek Lubowiecki saw this stranded car this morning in Summertown. ..the photo of this this car and the caption car stranded in Summertown is not true, the car is always parked at those flats, the car could easily get out of that car park, it just has to drive up the slope..... carli
  • Score: -6

6:12pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Amio wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles.".......
.......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...
If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.
Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??
[quote][p][bold]Amio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: "The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles."....... .......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...[/p][/quote]If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.[/p][/quote]Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ?? Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
  • Score: -10

8:07pm Wed 8 Jan 14

WitneyGreen says...

The reports being given by drivers and bus companies of delays of an hour to travel through the city are gross underestimates. It took one hour and 10 minutes to get from Gloucester Green to St Giles' this afternoon at 3.30, before 'rush hour' really started. Travel times St Giles' to Peartree were 1 to 1.5 hours.
The reports being given by drivers and bus companies of delays of an hour to travel through the city are gross underestimates. It took one hour and 10 minutes to get from Gloucester Green to St Giles' this afternoon at 3.30, before 'rush hour' really started. Travel times St Giles' to Peartree were 1 to 1.5 hours. WitneyGreen
  • Score: -12

9:38pm Wed 8 Jan 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

Andrew:Oxford wrote:
King Joke wrote:
Ah they're using HSTs for the shuttle not Turdos. Thanks. Do the traction motors not struggle in the water?
Nope, they are using Turbos.

Diesel-hyrdaulic.
Crosscountry's fleet is well known for failing at the Seaside line in Dawlish Warren when the Waves are going over the top, mainly because of the positions of the engines, but also because of the fact that the Brake Resistors for cooling the Braking on the coaches is on the roof's of the trains!

Poor designed trains in my opinion done on the cheap. There has been a few instances of fires because of Birds getting stuck on the Resistors when hot. You can't beat a good old fashioned British designed Loco-Hauled train like the HST for reliabilitty!!
[quote][p][bold]Andrew:Oxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: Ah they're using HSTs for the shuttle not Turdos. Thanks. Do the traction motors not struggle in the water?[/p][/quote]Nope, they are using Turbos. Diesel-hyrdaulic.[/p][/quote]Crosscountry's fleet is well known for failing at the Seaside line in Dawlish Warren when the Waves are going over the top, mainly because of the positions of the engines, but also because of the fact that the Brake Resistors for cooling the Braking on the coaches is on the roof's of the trains! Poor designed trains in my opinion done on the cheap. There has been a few instances of fires because of Birds getting stuck on the Resistors when hot. You can't beat a good old fashioned British designed Loco-Hauled train like the HST for reliabilitty!! yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: -17

9:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
Amio wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles.".......
.......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...
If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.
Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??
Going through a Road closure due to flooding is actually a Driving Offence prosecutable in a Court with subsequent fine and points on license. You are well within your rights in my opinion to photograph any drivers doing this if you live nearby and show the evidence to the police.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: "The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles."....... .......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...[/p][/quote]If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.[/p][/quote]Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??[/p][/quote]Going through a Road closure due to flooding is actually a Driving Offence prosecutable in a Court with subsequent fine and points on license. You are well within your rights in my opinion to photograph any drivers doing this if you live nearby and show the evidence to the police. yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: -11

10:39pm Wed 8 Jan 14

jazzfra66 says...

yabbadabbadoo256 wrote:
Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
Amio wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles.".......
.......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...
If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.
Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??
Going through a Road closure due to flooding is actually a Driving Offence prosecutable in a Court with subsequent fine and points on license. You are well within your rights in my opinion to photograph any drivers doing this if you live nearby and show the evidence to the police.
I appreciate road closures must happen but the businesses on Abingdon rd are still open so how are employees and customers meant to get to them? I need to get to Oxford Spires hotel to provide a service are we supposed to give up and close down? Suggestions please!
[quote][p][bold]yabbadabbadoo256[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: "The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles."....... .......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...[/p][/quote]If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.[/p][/quote]Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??[/p][/quote]Going through a Road closure due to flooding is actually a Driving Offence prosecutable in a Court with subsequent fine and points on license. You are well within your rights in my opinion to photograph any drivers doing this if you live nearby and show the evidence to the police.[/p][/quote]I appreciate road closures must happen but the businesses on Abingdon rd are still open so how are employees and customers meant to get to them? I need to get to Oxford Spires hotel to provide a service are we supposed to give up and close down? Suggestions please! jazzfra66
  • Score: 1

11:16pm Wed 8 Jan 14

docs says...

said: “There is a serious situation in Western Road and some adjoining streets, where surface water can’t get away and is flooding lower level rooms."


The people in Western Road converted their flood cellars into rooms. Then those rooms get flooded. So they pump the water out, into the street, and fill the drains and sewers. They are just making it worse for everyone.
[quote] [Andrew Smith] said: “There is a serious situation in Western Road and some adjoining streets, where surface water can’t get away and is flooding lower level rooms." [/quote] The people in Western Road converted their flood cellars into rooms. Then those rooms get flooded. So they pump the water out, into the street, and fill the drains and sewers. They are just making it worse for everyone. docs
  • Score: -9

11:22pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
Amio wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles.".......
.......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...
If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.
Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??
Because the criminals currently in power, have cut funding, resulting in fewer police officers
[quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: "The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles."....... .......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...[/p][/quote]If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.[/p][/quote]Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??[/p][/quote]Because the criminals currently in power, have cut funding, resulting in fewer police officers Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -12

11:27pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

jazzfra66 wrote:
yabbadabbadoo256 wrote:
Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
Amio wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles.".......
.......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...
If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.
Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??
Going through a Road closure due to flooding is actually a Driving Offence prosecutable in a Court with subsequent fine and points on license. You are well within your rights in my opinion to photograph any drivers doing this if you live nearby and show the evidence to the police.
I appreciate road closures must happen but the businesses on Abingdon rd are still open so how are employees and customers meant to get to them? I need to get to Oxford Spires hotel to provide a service are we supposed to give up and close down? Suggestions please!
No, you have to accept that nature is still in charge of the planet, if you run a business, I'm sure you're covered by insurance, spare a thought for the residents who are regularly flooded, their insurance policies must cost a fortune, if they can even get insurance.
The inconsiderate individuals who ignore the road closure signs, and still drive through the floods, should be made to contribute towards the cost of replacing things for the flooded tenants.
[quote][p][bold]jazzfra66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yabbadabbadoo256[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: "The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles."....... .......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...[/p][/quote]If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.[/p][/quote]Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??[/p][/quote]Going through a Road closure due to flooding is actually a Driving Offence prosecutable in a Court with subsequent fine and points on license. You are well within your rights in my opinion to photograph any drivers doing this if you live nearby and show the evidence to the police.[/p][/quote]I appreciate road closures must happen but the businesses on Abingdon rd are still open so how are employees and customers meant to get to them? I need to get to Oxford Spires hotel to provide a service are we supposed to give up and close down? Suggestions please![/p][/quote]No, you have to accept that nature is still in charge of the planet, if you run a business, I'm sure you're covered by insurance, spare a thought for the residents who are regularly flooded, their insurance policies must cost a fortune, if they can even get insurance. The inconsiderate individuals who ignore the road closure signs, and still drive through the floods, should be made to contribute towards the cost of replacing things for the flooded tenants. Dilligaf2010
  • Score: -8

8:40am Thu 9 Jan 14

King Joke says...

1. You can still get to the Four Pillocks without going through flood water.

2. If Voyagers can't drive through floodwater with underfloor engines, how come Turbos CAN drive through floodwater with underfloor engines?
1. You can still get to the Four Pillocks without going through flood water. 2. If Voyagers can't drive through floodwater with underfloor engines, how come Turbos CAN drive through floodwater with underfloor engines? King Joke
  • Score: -3

8:27pm Thu 9 Jan 14

jazzfra66 says...

Dilligaf2010 wrote:
jazzfra66 wrote:
yabbadabbadoo256 wrote:
Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
Amio wrote:
Dilligaf2010 wrote:
"The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles.".......
.......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...
If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.
Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??
Going through a Road closure due to flooding is actually a Driving Offence prosecutable in a Court with subsequent fine and points on license. You are well within your rights in my opinion to photograph any drivers doing this if you live nearby and show the evidence to the police.
I appreciate road closures must happen but the businesses on Abingdon rd are still open so how are employees and customers meant to get to them? I need to get to Oxford Spires hotel to provide a service are we supposed to give up and close down? Suggestions please!
No, you have to accept that nature is still in charge of the planet, if you run a business, I'm sure you're covered by insurance, spare a thought for the residents who are regularly flooded, their insurance policies must cost a fortune, if they can even get insurance.
The inconsiderate individuals who ignore the road closure signs, and still drive through the floods, should be made to contribute towards the cost of replacing things for the flooded tenants.
But the Road is not closed! The sign says access to frontages as I saw this morning when I drove through. There is no flood water outside the hotel itself and I do have great sympathy for everyone who is flooded, but it has happened many times before and no doubt it will happen many more times in the future because 'They' say there is no money available to build flood defences. Stay safe people.
[quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jazzfra66[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]yabbadabbadoo256[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Amio[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dilligaf2010[/bold] wrote: "The Abingdon Road in Oxford was closed late on Monday, January 6 from its junction with old Abingdon Road through to its junction with Northampton Road. This includes Weirs Lane. Some motorists have been ignoring this closure. This is irresponsible. The closure is for the safety of motorists and nearby residents whose properties suffer from the effects of bow waves from passing vehicles."....... .......Nothing unusual there, it happens every time, I just saw a 17.5ton Royal Mail truck, drive down Thames Street, turning right on to Abingdon Road, through the "bus lane" (about 06:10am)...[/p][/quote]If I was a householder likely to be affected, I would set up a webcam, with a view to taking legal action in the event of property damage due to bow waves from somebody ignoring the road closure. DVLA have a procedure to allow releasing details of registered keepers to people who have reasonable cause to know them.[/p][/quote]Exactly right. Why if the road is closed is PC Plod not there to enforce it ??[/p][/quote]Going through a Road closure due to flooding is actually a Driving Offence prosecutable in a Court with subsequent fine and points on license. You are well within your rights in my opinion to photograph any drivers doing this if you live nearby and show the evidence to the police.[/p][/quote]I appreciate road closures must happen but the businesses on Abingdon rd are still open so how are employees and customers meant to get to them? I need to get to Oxford Spires hotel to provide a service are we supposed to give up and close down? Suggestions please![/p][/quote]No, you have to accept that nature is still in charge of the planet, if you run a business, I'm sure you're covered by insurance, spare a thought for the residents who are regularly flooded, their insurance policies must cost a fortune, if they can even get insurance. The inconsiderate individuals who ignore the road closure signs, and still drive through the floods, should be made to contribute towards the cost of replacing things for the flooded tenants.[/p][/quote]But the Road is not closed! The sign says access to frontages as I saw this morning when I drove through. There is no flood water outside the hotel itself and I do have great sympathy for everyone who is flooded, but it has happened many times before and no doubt it will happen many more times in the future because 'They' say there is no money available to build flood defences. Stay safe people. jazzfra66
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11:22pm Thu 9 Jan 14

fishstew says...

Sophia wrote:
This blog is really, really appreciated, many thanks for keeping us updated during a worrying time (BBC Oxford website pretty hopeless!)
im guessing the 8 who voted you down all work for the BBC ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Sophia[/bold] wrote: This blog is really, really appreciated, many thanks for keeping us updated during a worrying time (BBC Oxford website pretty hopeless!)[/p][/quote]im guessing the 8 who voted you down all work for the BBC ;-) fishstew
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