Flood warnings across region

Ten flood warnings and more than 40 flood alerts are in place across our region. In Oxford, some cars are under water.

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Flood warning: River Thames at Datchet

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Thames at Datchet. Flooding is expected for the River Thames at Datchet including Slough Road, Eton Road, Horton Road, Frogmore, Datchet Golf Course and Datchet Common This evening. Immediate action required.

River levels will continue to rise over the next couple of days in response to the recent rainfall. Property flooding is expected to begin this evening. This will affect some low lying properties close to the river.

The Weather prospects are: Tuesday will see showers throughout the day with some heavier isolated rain in places, followed by a drier day on Wednesday with scattered showers.

  • Act now to protect yourself and your property.
  • If it's safe to do so, block doors with flood boards or sandbags and cover airbricks and other ventilation holes.
  • If you are caught in a flash flood, get to higher ground. Stay away from flood water and don't take risks.
  • Move family, pets and valuables to a safe place.
  • Keep a flood kit ready including a torch, batteries, fully charged mobile phone, warm clothes, water, food and any prescription medicines you need.
  • If it's safe, make sure your neighbours are aware of the situation and offer help to anyone who need it.
  • Avoid walking, cycling or driving through flood water.
  • Turn off gas, electricity and water if your property is about to flood. Never touch an electrical switch if you are standing in water.
  • Call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 for up-to-date flooding information.


Buses hit by Oxford flooding

Dueto the flooding in and around Oxford City Centre, some bus services arebeing diverted.

The Oxford Bus Company says its local services are being affected by the increased level of traffic on theroads.

The roads that are currently closed are Mill Street/Evans Lane in Kidlington, Kennington Road through Kennington Village and the Abingdon Road.

The services on diversion are

city2, city 2A- will serve the Moors to the High Street. Evans Lane and Mill Street will not be served.

city35- will serve St Aldates, Iffley Road, Ring Road to Redbridge park&ride. It will divert via Old Boars Hill to Bagley Wood Road then Kennington Road where the normal route will resume.

Flood warning in Oxford

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Thames and tributaries at Wolvercote in Oxford.

Flooding is expected for the River Thames and tributaries.

River levels on the River Thames are rising in response to recent rainfall.

Property flooding can be expected for those properties close to the river as a result.


Warning over flood driving

Dorset Fire and Rescue is still warning motorists to avoid standing or flowing water when out and about over the next 24 hours.

The service were called to more than 70 water or flooding related incidents over the past five days and have had to rescue many motorists from flooded vehicles.

People are being urged to drive responsibly, do not enter flooded roads and obey all road signs at all times.

Drivers are also being urged to check Highways Agency and other agency websites for road closures before setting off, especially across the main Dorset route system

Oxfordshire Flooding: Evacuation warning

Oxfordshire County Council is warning home owners to take action to protect their property from flooding.

The council says that it is possible that some householders will be advised to leave their homes in the next 24 hours.

If this happens, rest centres will be set up nearby to accommodate people who have been advised to leave their homes.

Residents will be told the location of the rest centre at the time they are advised to leave their homes and offered help if necessary.

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