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River levels rising as big freeze forecast tomorrow

Local flood alerts remain in place on rivers Pang and Thames

Jane Meredith

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Jane Meredith

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jane.meredith@newburynews.co.uk

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RIVER levels were still rising this morning (Tues) after flood alerts were issued for the River Pang yesterday and local stretches of the River Thames on Sunday - with thermometers set to plummet tomorrow (Wed).

A flood alert issued by the Environment Agency (EA) for the River Pang – the second in two weeks – remained in place today, along with two further flood alerts affecting local stretches of the River Thames, including Goring and Streatley and also Pangbourne.

The EA issued a further update at 10.18am today regarding the River Pang flood alert, as follows:

“Levels on the River Pang and Sulham Brook have risen in response to recent rain. Further showers are expected today which may lead to flood water flowing out into low lying areas. No property flooding is expected.”

The River Pang flood alert affects an area from East Ilsley to Pangbourne, including Compton, Hampstead Norreys, Frilsham, Bucklebury, Stanford Dingley, Bradfield and Tidmarsh and Sulham Brook, from Theale to Pangbourne, including Sulham.

A flood alert for the River Thames also remained in place today, affecting a stretch of the river from Days Lock, to above Pangbourne and including Goring and Streatley.

The EA issued a further update today at 10.18am as follows:

“Levels on the River Thames between Wallingford and Goring have risen in response to recent rain. Further showers are expected today which may lead to flood water flowing out into low lying areas. No property flooding is expected.”

A second flood alert affecting a different stretch of the River Thames, and from Pangbourne to Purley, also remained in place today.

The EA issued a further update today at 10.18am as follows:

“Levels on the River Thames at Whitchurch Lock have risen in response to recent rain. Further showers are expected today which may lead to flood water flowing out into low lying areas. No property flooding is expected.”

The weather forecast is for light showers throughout today and tomorrow (Wednesday) - with freezing temperatures also forecast countrywide tomorrow.

The River Pang was also affected last week by a flood alert,  issued on Sunday January 3, and lifted by the EA three days later, as rain eased.

The three latest local flood alerts – meaning flooding is possible, be prepared – are among 44 currently affecting the south east, with a total 109 issued for England and Wales.

A total 20 flood warnings (flooding expected – immediate action required) have been issued for England and Wales, none affecting the south east.

There are no severe flood warnings (danger to life) issued for England and Wales. 

For more information about flooding, visit environment-agency.gov.uk.

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