High winds and rain batter Oxfordshire

HIGH winds and torrential rain are battering Oxfordshire this morning, with wind speeds of more than 50mph.

Flood warnings have been issued for the River Thame from Marsworth to Dorchester including Thame, Shabbington, Ickford, Waterperry, Wheatley, and Drayton St Leonard.

The Environment Agency has also warned of possible flooding on the River Ray from Shipton Lee to Islip, including Ludgershall, Blackthorn and Murcott, and on the Chalgrove Brook at Chalgrove and Stadhampton.

Flooding is causing major problems on the A417, with the road blocked in both directions throughout the morning between Silver Lane in West Challow and Ham Road in Wantage.

Roads in Blackbird Leys were disrupted last night due to fallen trees and Blackhorse Lane in Cothill, near Abingdon, is currently closed due to fallen power cables.

A fallen tree also halted early-morning trains on the Chiltern Line between Haddenham & Thame Parkway and Princes Risborough but it has been removed by Network Rail engineers and services are now running normally.

  • For more details of flood warnings, click on the link to the Environment Agency.

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11:21am Sun 29 Apr 12

wiltz says...

Who is the editor at the Oxford mail? Obviously someone who has no idea what "breaking news" means!!
"High winds and rain batter Oxfordshire" is not breaking news. I can look out of my window and see the wind and rain, I was woken by it last night as were many people. How then is this "breaking news".
Stop using this banner on everything it's pointless. Ever heard the story of a boy who cried wolf, the idea can also be applied here.
Who is the editor at the Oxford mail? Obviously someone who has no idea what "breaking news" means!! "High winds and rain batter Oxfordshire" is not breaking news. I can look out of my window and see the wind and rain, I was woken by it last night as were many people. How then is this "breaking news". Stop using this banner on everything it's pointless. Ever heard the story of a boy who cried wolf, the idea can also be applied here. wiltz

11:46am Sun 29 Apr 12

xjohnx says...

Its called weather.

Its not news.

Its just weather.
Its called weather. Its not news. Its just weather. xjohnx

11:53am Sun 29 Apr 12

Lord Palmerstone says...

Rather more to the point would have been news on progress of fixing power cuts.
Rather more to the point would have been news on progress of fixing power cuts. Lord Palmerstone

11:55am Sun 29 Apr 12

online_reader says...

The news of where fallen trees, floods and road closures are happening is quite helpful; in fact I came to this site precisely for that information.
The news of where fallen trees, floods and road closures are happening is quite helpful; in fact I came to this site precisely for that information. online_reader

12:33pm Sun 29 Apr 12

oxman says...

Saves me from having to get the hosepipe out to water the garden I suppose.
Saves me from having to get the hosepipe out to water the garden I suppose. oxman

1:33pm Sun 29 Apr 12

Vernon Spools says...

It's breaking news because the drought is over. :)
It's breaking news because the drought is over. :) Vernon Spools

5:09pm Sun 29 Apr 12

SteveOX4 says...

online_reader wrote:
The news of where fallen trees, floods and road closures are happening is quite helpful; in fact I came to this site precisely for that information.
And did you get it?
[quote][p][bold]online_reader[/bold] wrote: The news of where fallen trees, floods and road closures are happening is quite helpful; in fact I came to this site precisely for that information.[/p][/quote]And did you get it? SteveOX4

5:12pm Sun 29 Apr 12

SteveOX4 says...

wiltz wrote:
Who is the editor at the Oxford mail? Obviously someone who has no idea what "breaking news" means!!
"High winds and rain batter Oxfordshire" is not breaking news. I can look out of my window and see the wind and rain, I was woken by it last night as were many people. How then is this "breaking news".
Stop using this banner on everything it's pointless. Ever heard the story of a boy who cried wolf, the idea can also be applied here.
Like the story about the sex attack in Cowley. 18 hours after it is alleged to have happened, OM declare it as 'breaking news'.

BREAKING NEWS is very apt name indeed for the Oxford Mail website. Try opening more than 6 'articles' at the same time and watch what happens to your computer.

(A clue is 80% RAM, and 100% CPU taken up.)
[quote][p][bold]wiltz[/bold] wrote: Who is the editor at the Oxford mail? Obviously someone who has no idea what "breaking news" means!! "High winds and rain batter Oxfordshire" is not breaking news. I can look out of my window and see the wind and rain, I was woken by it last night as were many people. How then is this "breaking news". Stop using this banner on everything it's pointless. Ever heard the story of a boy who cried wolf, the idea can also be applied here.[/p][/quote]Like the story about the sex attack in Cowley. 18 hours after it is alleged to have happened, OM declare it as 'breaking news'. BREAKING NEWS is very apt name indeed for the Oxford Mail website. Try opening more than 6 'articles' at the same time and watch what happens to your computer. (A clue is 80% RAM, and 100% CPU taken up.) SteveOX4

9:23am Mon 30 Apr 12

snert says...

This is the wettest drought on record.
This is the wettest drought on record. snert

9:26am Mon 30 Apr 12

Porphyro says...

wiltz wrote:
Who is the editor at the Oxford mail? Obviously someone who has no idea what "breaking news" means!!
"High winds and rain batter Oxfordshire" is not breaking news. I can look out of my window and see the wind and rain, I was woken by it last night as were many people. How then is this "breaking news".
Stop using this banner on everything it's pointless. Ever heard the story of a boy who cried wolf, the idea can also be applied here.
Perhaps you would have preferred as a banner for your contribution "breaking wind".
[quote][p][bold]wiltz[/bold] wrote: Who is the editor at the Oxford mail? Obviously someone who has no idea what "breaking news" means!! "High winds and rain batter Oxfordshire" is not breaking news. I can look out of my window and see the wind and rain, I was woken by it last night as were many people. How then is this "breaking news". Stop using this banner on everything it's pointless. Ever heard the story of a boy who cried wolf, the idea can also be applied here.[/p][/quote]Perhaps you would have preferred as a banner for your contribution "breaking wind". Porphyro

9:40am Mon 30 Apr 12

Vernon Spools says...

It turns out it is the weather's fault for falling on hard surfaces and not in the reservoirs.
It turns out it is the weather's fault for falling on hard surfaces and not in the reservoirs. Vernon Spools

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