Flooding advice for Advertiser and Review region

Floods at Verney Road near Addington.'140207M-E036
Floods at Verney Road near Addington.'140207M-E036

Flood warnings remain in place for Buckingham and Brackley today, Friday.

Aylesbury Vale District council is monitoring the situation in Buckingham in conjunction with the Flood Action for Buckingham group. Several roads in north Bucks remain closed.

Flood at Ox Lane Bridge, Padbury.'140207M-D010

Flood at Ox Lane Bridge, Padbury.'140207M-D010

Residents at risk of flooding are advised to contact local builders’ merchants for sandbags, as listed on AVDC’S website home page (www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk).

Recycling and waste crews have been unable to collect from some areas today as some roads are impassable with flood water. The crews will be out tomorrow instead, subject to road conditions.

Residents are advised to take care whilst travelling and driving home. Check Bucks County Council’s website (www.transportforbucks.net) for the latest road closures.

For urgent issues to do with surface water flooding call Transport for Buckinghamshire on 0845 230 2882 or visit www.transportforbucks.net
For further information and advice about flooding see the Environment Agency’s flood page (www.environment-agency.gov.uk), or call Floodline on 0845 988 1188 (calls are charged at local rates). Floodline number 0345 988 1188 is running in parallel (check your call plan for prices).

The AVDC website’s home page will be updated throughout the day as the situation develops.

In south Northants, residents are advised to keep an eye on Northants County Council’s flood and water management pages at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/environ/flood/pages/default.aspx

For the Bicester area, there is still a flood alert in place for Langford and Wendlebury Brooks and their tributaries from Stratton Audley down to the M40 near Merton, including Bicester and Wendlebury. Oxfordshire is currently in the medium-risk category according to the Environment Agency’s three-day flood forecast.

You can keep tabs on the latest news on Oxfordshire County Council’s website www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/news/2014/feb/current-issues-linked-oxfordshire-flooding