Warning as rivers stay on alert across the county

The Oxford Times: Lower Street in Islip Lower Street in Islip

RESIDENTS in parts of Oxfordshire were still last night at risk of flooding. Rain and wind overnight led to continuing road closures and flooding in several areas, despite the River Thames receding in places.

A flood warning was yesterday evening still in place for a stretch along the Thames in West Oxfordshire from Buscot Wick down to Shifford, including Buscot, Kelmscott, Radcot, the Lower Bampton area and the area around Chimney.

In the south-east of the county, a flood warning was also still in place for the Thames from Shiplake to Bolney Court, near Henley, including Lower Shiplake and Wargrave.

The Environment Agency said homes near the river there might still be flooded today, but Southern Electric said yesterday power had finally been restored to all homes in the county affected by the flooding.

A flood alert was also yesterday in place for the River Cherwell and its tributaries from Lower Heyford down to Oxford, including Rousham, Enslow, Thrupp and Hampton Poyle.

Oatlands Recreation Ground in Oxford was one of several parts of the city that remained flooded yesterday.

Last night, Oxfordshire County Council said Lower Street in Islip remained shut, while several other roads in the county that had been closed were reopened during the day.

For the latest on the flood alerts, visit environment-agency.gov.uk

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