Floods update: Water levels start to drop

Floods update: Water levels start to drop

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Francis Batt

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Floods update: Water levels start to drop

Water levels on the Thames are slowly dropping.

But the Royal Borough's streetcare, operations, social services and community warden teams are still on standby. They are also hard at work supporting people affected by the flooding - although Hurley has had its flood warning removed.

The flooded Higginson Park in Marlow over the weekend

 

Refuse collection staff have had to give up attempts to empty bins in 13 roads in or on the outskirts of Wraysbury.

Meanwhile two roads in Eton (Pococks Lane and Meadow Lane) and two in Cookham (B4447 Cookham Moor Road and Sutton Road) remain closed because of water levels.

The Causeway at Cookham is being allowed a limited opening period daily between 9.30am and 10.30am and from 3.30pm till about 5.30pm - to enable residents and businesses to get in and out. Police and community wardens will supervise their safety as they brave the flood water.

King Edward VII and Home Park car parks remain closed.

More than 11,000 sandbags have now been delivered to Wraysbury, Old Windsor, Hythe End, Bisham, Hurley and Cookham.

Councillors and officers are due to meet this afternoon to discuss a programme of gully cleaning, road sweeping and sandbag collection - as well as restoring electricity to houses, getting sewage systems restarted and disposing of chemical toilet waste.

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