South Oxfordshire Residents Asses Flood Damage

Date Published 29 November 2012

Residents across Oxfordshire are beginning to clear up after incidents of flooding.

Parts of Oxford, including Abingdon Road, remain closed although Seacourt Park and Ride has partially reopened today.

A number of flood warnings remain in place for the River Thames, including parts of Oxford.

The Met Office issued ice warnings as temperatures fell below freezing overnight into Thursday. Gritters were out across the area during the night. Drivers are being advised to stay vigilant on the roads.

In Henley, river levels had remained more or less unchanged overnight.

Most of the flooding has happened on the south side of the River Thames, away from most buildings.

Oxfordshire County Council`s deputy leader Rodney Rose said although this emergency was coming to an end, the authority would not be collecting its stock of sandbags until it was sure the flood risk had reduced further.

He said the flooding had caused damage to roads in the county which would be fully assessed once all the flood water had receded.