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Flood warnings increased to 'severe' in Windsor area

Flood warnings increased to 'severe' in Windsor area

Michael Owens

Flood warnings increased to 'severe' in Windsor area

Severe flood warnings are in force as river levels continue to rise in the Windsor area.

Floods in Datchet during January

 

The Environment Agency has issued its most serious warning in the following areas, signifying severe flooding and the risk of loss of life:

  • 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 from Old Windsor Weir to Magna Carta Island, including Ham Island, The Avenue, Park Avenue, King Johns Close and Friary Island areas of Wraysbury.
  • River Thames at Old Windsor from Friday Island to upstream of Magna Carta Island including The Friary and The Moorings areas of Old Windsor.
  • River Thames at Datchet village, including Slough Road, Eton Road, Horton Road, Southlea Road and the Datchet Common areas.
  • River Thames at Datchet, between Black Potts Railway Bridge and Albert Bridge, including Supermead Ait, Datchet Golf Club.

The agency expects water levels to continue to rise for at least 24 hours and river levels are forecast to be higher than those experienced in 2003 on the Thames.

Property flooding is expected in the area and disruption to local infrastructure is possible.

Visit The Environment Agency website for updates.

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