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Flood blog, Wednesday, February 12 for Oxford and Oxfordshire

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Wet Feet 8:52am Wed 12 Feb 14

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.

Score: 5
Wet Feet 8:58am Wed 12 Feb 14

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

Score: 2
Sandy Wimpole-Smythe 11:11am Wed 12 Feb 14

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.

Score: 0
JoWill 11:22am Wed 12 Feb 14

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 :)

Score: 1
the wizard 12:27pm Wed 12 Feb 14

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.

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shippondame 5:49pm Wed 12 Feb 14

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.

Score: 2
pjpj 9:39pm Wed 12 Feb 14

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.

Score: 3
Assay14 11:32pm Wed 12 Feb 14

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!

Score: 1
John Hatch 12:19am Thu 13 Feb 14

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?

Score: 0

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