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8:52am Wed 12 Feb 14

Wet Feet says...

New flood protection has been put up on Abingdon Road along the allotments close to Wiers Lane. Looks like a long white tube filled with water…. combined with pumping it looks like they are preparing for opening the road later today.
New flood protection has been put up on Abingdon Road along the allotments close to Wiers Lane. Looks like a long white tube filled with water…. combined with pumping it looks like they are preparing for opening the road later today. Wet Feet
  • Score: 5

8:58am Wed 12 Feb 14

Wet Feet says...

Wet Feet wrote:
New flood protection has been put up on Abingdon Road along the allotments close to Wiers Lane. Looks like a long white tube filled with water…. combined with pumping it looks like they are preparing for opening the road later today.
I've just emailed photos
[quote][p][bold]Wet Feet[/bold] wrote: New flood protection has been put up on Abingdon Road along the allotments close to Wiers Lane. Looks like a long white tube filled with water…. combined with pumping it looks like they are preparing for opening the road later today.[/p][/quote]I've just emailed photos Wet Feet
  • Score: 2

11:11am Wed 12 Feb 14

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe says...

Now that some normality may be returning to the roads and flooded properties can the Oxford Mail ask Mr Hudspeth for a cast iron guarantee that lessons will be learned, mistakes rectified and a proper action plan be put into place for when this happens again.
Now that some normality may be returning to the roads and flooded properties can the Oxford Mail ask Mr Hudspeth for a cast iron guarantee that lessons will be learned, mistakes rectified and a proper action plan be put into place for when this happens again. Sandy Wimpole-Smythe
  • Score: 0

11:22am Wed 12 Feb 14

JoWill says...

I had to smile when I saw this comment on the flood blog - A wave to Joanne Taylor, who has tweeted she's now slightly addicted to the blog!
I think I am too and I no longer live in the area! Am keeping my daughter updated before she finds out herself - she works in Botley Road :)
I had to smile when I saw this comment on the flood blog - A wave to Joanne Taylor, who has tweeted she's now slightly addicted to the blog! I think I am too and I no longer live in the area! Am keeping my daughter updated before she finds out herself - she works in Botley Road :) JoWill
  • Score: 1

12:27pm Wed 12 Feb 14

the wizard says...

Sandy Wimpole-Smythe wrote:
Now that some normality may be returning to the roads and flooded properties can the Oxford Mail ask Mr Hudspeth for a cast iron guarantee that lessons will be learned, mistakes rectified and a proper action plan be put into place for when this happens again.
What do you mean, next week, as another lot is on its way. No excuses now, the diversionary channel must be built and any nimbyism firmly over ruled.
[quote][p][bold]Sandy Wimpole-Smythe[/bold] wrote: Now that some normality may be returning to the roads and flooded properties can the Oxford Mail ask Mr Hudspeth for a cast iron guarantee that lessons will be learned, mistakes rectified and a proper action plan be put into place for when this happens again.[/p][/quote]What do you mean, next week, as another lot is on its way. No excuses now, the diversionary channel must be built and any nimbyism firmly over ruled. the wizard
  • Score: 0

5:49pm Wed 12 Feb 14

shippondame says...

I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort.
The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity!
Safe night everyone.
I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort. The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity! Safe night everyone. shippondame
  • Score: 2

9:39pm Wed 12 Feb 14

pjpj says...

I think the people of Oxford owe the fire service a great big THANK YOU for their efforts and success in keeping Botley road open and latterly Abingdon road.
Well done lads.
I think the people of Oxford owe the fire service a great big THANK YOU for their efforts and success in keeping Botley road open and latterly Abingdon road. Well done lads. pjpj
  • Score: 3

11:32pm Wed 12 Feb 14

Assay14 says...

shippondame wrote:
I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort.
The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity!
Safe night everyone.
I agree wholeheartedly with this :) The Fire Service have been outstanding, along with many others from the local councils and even from the much-maligned Environment Agency. Well done to all.
And many thanks to the Mail for this blog.....I too am getting addicted to it!
[quote][p][bold]shippondame[/bold] wrote: I know there is more bad weather to come, but, I have to say a huge thank you to everyone, official and unofficial, who have put in so much hard work in and around Oxford helping in the flood related relief effort. The blog is terrific and inspiring. As long as there is electricity! Safe night everyone.[/p][/quote]I agree wholeheartedly with this :) The Fire Service have been outstanding, along with many others from the local councils and even from the much-maligned Environment Agency. Well done to all. And many thanks to the Mail for this blog.....I too am getting addicted to it! Assay14
  • Score: 1

12:19am Thu 13 Feb 14

John Hatch says...

At 6.30 pm, Kennington Road had not a drop of water on it.
However the road block and dam put in place by the Vale of White Horse DC remained in place at the mini roundabout where Upper Road joins Kennington Road.
This road block cuts access from Kennington to Oxford, the Southern Bypass and the A34, except via a long detour along Bagley Wood Road and the old Abingdon-Oxford Road.
What are the Vale of White Horse DC doing?
At 6.30 pm, Kennington Road had not a drop of water on it. However the road block and dam put in place by the Vale of White Horse DC remained in place at the mini roundabout where Upper Road joins Kennington Road. This road block cuts access from Kennington to Oxford, the Southern Bypass and the A34, except via a long detour along Bagley Wood Road and the old Abingdon-Oxford Road. What are the Vale of White Horse DC doing? John Hatch
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