Record river levels predicted as new flood warnings issued

Record river levels predicted as new flood warnings issued

Michael Owens

Record river levels predicted as new flood warnings issued

Fresh flood warnings were issued this morning around Wraysbury, Horton and Old Windsor ahead of possible record-high levels of the Thames.

Flooding in Windsor in January


This morning's updates from the Environment Agency extended to:

  • River Thames at Horton including Horton Gardens and Kingsmead Quarry.
  • River Thames at Wraysbury village including Welley Road, Ouseley Road, Station Road and Staines Road, as well as Magna Carta Lane.
  • River Thames at Old Windsor including Church Road, The Priory and around St. Lukes Road, Burfield Road and Straight Road.

Its update said: "River levels on the Thames are very high, out of banks and rising following recent rainfall.

"River levels are expected to continue to rise over the next couple of days and property flooding is expected from Sunday morning onwards.

"The current river forecast suggests that river levels in this area could reach a higher level than those seen in January 2003.

"The weather prospects are: Sunday and Monday will see some showers, some of which may be heavy."

The following roads are closed in the Royal Borough:

  • Pococks Lane, Eton.
  • Ferry Lane, Cookham.
  • Sutton Road (between Sheephouse Road and Cookham High Street).
  • Station Hill, Ascot.
  • The B447 crossing the Pound at Cookham.
  • Cookham Bridge.
  • Shepherds Lane, Mill Lane and Hurley car park, Hurley.
  • Quarry Wood Lane, Bisham.
  • Surrey Council has closed the A308 at Runnymede.

Arriva bus route 37 (High Wycombe - Bourne End - Maidenhead) is diverting to Pinkney's Green and not serving Cookham because of flooding.

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