Residents in Abingdon and surrounding areas have been facing flooding fears once again as water levels have risen following heavy rainfall.

The ground started to dry out following the January floods, but the recent wet weather has prompted the Thames to break its banks for the second month running. 

Fields along the river visible from Abingdon Bridge have been deluged and flood water has been seen on roads around Culham.

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The Environment Agency issued a flood warning for Abingdon at 8.40am today which said: "Property flooding is expected. River levels are high but began falling yesterday on the River Thames following recent rainfall and high river levels upstream.

"Flooding of property, roads and low lying land is expected to continue today.

Oxford Mail: Flooding in Abingdon"Areas most at risk are properties on Bridge Street, East St Helen's Street and St Helen's Wharf.

"Today and tomorrow are forecast to be mainly dry with a few light rain showers tomorrow afternoon. River levels are expected to slowly fall over the coming days however they will remain high over the next week.

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"Move possessions and valuables off the ground or to safety. Do not drive through flood water."

Sash Gee, who took these photos, said as well as the fields alongside the Thames, the splash park, Rye Farm field and the field next to the Rye Farm car park were also flooded.Oxford Mail: Flooding in AbingdonLast month home owners on the Tithe Farm estate were left counting the cost after the River Ock burst its banks, leaving their garages and porches flooded.

Members of the Ock Valley Flood Group said they felt "conned" by the Environment Agency after it withdrew a plan to protect homes because it was not safe to use flood barriers on waterlogged ground.

The agency confirmed that temporary flood barriers were no longer stored in the town - but claimed they were never solely designated for use in Abingdon.

The town's Tesco Extra store was also affected by the River Ock bursting its banks.

Its car parked filled with water and it was forced to close for a whole weekend.

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