Flooding blog for Oxfordshire: Tuesday, January 14

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1:18pm

Flood-damaged items from homes, sheds, gardens or basements can also be collected if the items are left in the front garden of properties by 12noon on January 22.

1:16pm

Oxford residents who required sandbags during the floods are being offered advice on what to do with them now waters have largely receded.

People are being allowed to keep them to be prepared for another potential flood in future, split the bags to use the sand on their gardens or if they want to see the back of them, leave them on the kerb outside their home - being careful not to obstruct the footpath.

The latest sandbags will be collected is 12 noon on Wednesday, January 22.  If you are unable to lift the sandbags and need assistance, call 01865 249811.

12:47pm

12:46pm

11:13am

The Mail is out again in the city today speaking to residents who have been affected by the floods. As things return back to normal, there are a number of issues that we are looking at - from insurance to any possible sewage issues. do you have any issues? If so, get in touch at news@oxfordmail.co.uk or call 01865 425444. Read tomorrow's Mail for more.

9:22am

No direct link to the floods, but it seems the roads are all full of traffic today as people get back in their cars now that all city centre roads have reopened.

Traffic on the A40 at 6.45am today was heavier than usual for that time of day.

There are long traffic queues along the A34 in both directions this morning, too.

8:52am

Flood warnings also remain in force for:

- River Thames from Days Lock down to South Stoke, including Dorchester-on-Thames and Overy, Shillingford, Benson, Wallingford, North Stoke and Moulsford

- River Thames from Henley down to Medmenham including Remenham and Mill End

- River Thames for Shiplake, Lower Shiplake and Wargrave

8:50am

A flood warning remains in place today for the Thames in Botley through to Grandpont.

7:08am

6:34am

The trains are not reporting any problems this morning as well.

6:31am

With hopefully the worst over, we are now asking for you guys to help praise those people who have been helping out in the floods. They can be the workers from the organisations such as the Environment Agency or the councils or they can be normal members of the public.

There will be dozens, if not hundreds, of incidents over the past few days where people deserve praise for helping our flood victims and we reckon they deserve some public recognition.

So, if you've got someone who needs praise, please click through to our nomination form at www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/floodhero

6:27am

On the weather forecast front, the Met Office is only forecasting light rain after tomorrow morning, although Abingdon, Wantage and Didcot areas may cop some heavy rain Thursday and Saturday.

6:23am

So far there are no schools reported to be facing closures today, say the council.

6:22am

The road closures, according to our friends at Oxfordshire County Council are:

  • Lower Road, Islip
  • B478 at Playhatch
  • Clifton Hampden to Long Wittenham (High Street)
  • Wytham to Wolvercote road (under the A34 bridge)
  • Link road from A34 to South Hinksey village
  • Binsey Lane, Oxford
  • B4009 Chinnor Road at Aston Rowant
  • Road from A329 to Drayton St Leonard
  • Great Brook Road from Buckland Road to Chimney near Aston

6:21am

Good morning. Here is today's flooding blog (which we are hoping may be the last of the current floods).

Abingdon Road and Botley Road are both obviously open after the closures were lifted yesterday and Sunday respectively. That means that the traffic restrictions in Oxford's High Street are in force today.

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8:27am Tue 14 Jan 14

Martinwilliamson says...

Some of the roads are now like sheet glass, WHY HAVE THEY NOT BEEN GRITTED. I have just come off my bike on the corner of westbury cresent, its like an ice rink, going to be a serious accident if not treated
Some of the roads are now like sheet glass, WHY HAVE THEY NOT BEEN GRITTED. I have just come off my bike on the corner of westbury cresent, its like an ice rink, going to be a serious accident if not treated Martinwilliamson
  • Score: 11

1:12pm Tue 14 Jan 14

actionandy says...

For those who have been flooded be prepared for the those coming in to "recover" your property. There is a British Standards, the PAS 64, a code of practice for recovering flood damaged buildings . Sadly, very few contractors are compliant with it. To ensure the best job - ensuring good surface and air quality as well as drying, you should have verification data of those components. To safeguard your interests and to ensure your contractor
returnbs your home to a safe, hygienic and dry condition, use the forms on the PAS 64 overview. The link for the free overview with a workable checklist form and health and decontamination risk assessment is:
http://www.actiondry
.co.uk/british-stand
ards-PAS-64.htm
For those who have been flooded be prepared for the those coming in to "recover" your property. There is a British Standards, the PAS 64, a code of practice for recovering flood damaged buildings . Sadly, very few contractors are compliant with it. To ensure the best job - ensuring good surface and air quality as well as drying, you should have verification data of those components. To safeguard your interests and to ensure your contractor returnbs your home to a safe, hygienic and dry condition, use the forms on the PAS 64 overview. The link for the free overview with a workable checklist form and health and decontamination risk assessment is: http://www.actiondry .co.uk/british-stand ards-PAS-64.htm actionandy
  • Score: 1

4:54pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Alun Evans says...

Great reporting again, guys! I hope you can now stand down and resume normal service.
Great reporting again, guys! I hope you can now stand down and resume normal service. Alun Evans
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5:04pm Tue 14 Jan 14

LOU2265 says...

Is Culham Bridge open does anyone know?
Is Culham Bridge open does anyone know? LOU2265
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6:17pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Floflo says...

LOU2265 wrote:
Is Culham Bridge open does anyone know?
Yes, it's open,
[quote][p][bold]LOU2265[/bold] wrote: Is Culham Bridge open does anyone know?[/p][/quote]Yes, it's open, Floflo
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