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Flood warnings continue for West Berkshire

Flood warnings are still in place for West Berkshire as rainfall is set to continue.

They were issued by the Government last week, which continued through the weekend and are still being updated.

Picture: Stock image
Picture: Stock image

A warning has been issued for the River Lambourn and its tributaries from Upper Lambourn down to Newbury.

The flood alert covers the River Lambourn from Lambourn to the Shaw area in Newbury, including Eastbury, East Garston, Welford, Easton, Boxford, Woodspeen, Bagnor, Donnington, Great Shefford on the Great Shefford Stream and Winterbourne on the Winterbourne Stream.

River levels on the Lambourn and its tributaries are high but stable in response to rainfall combined with high groundwater levels.

Flooding of low lying land and roads is expected to continue.

Rain on Saturday means there may be small water rises in places but the situation is being monitored.

Avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses and be aware of floodwater remaining on the flood plain as river levels recede.

Property flooding is not expected at the moment.

A warning was also issued for the River Kennet from Thatcham down to Reading.

Rainfall is forecasted for Saturday but property flooding is not expected.

The Government has warned people to avoid using low-lying footpaths near watercourses.

The flood alert covers the River Kennet from Thatcham to Reading, including Burghfield, Colthrop, Woolhampton, Aldermaston, Theale, Calcot and Southcote.

Flooding is also possible from East Ilsley to Pangbourne and Sulham Brook due to an alert for the River Pang.

This covers Compton, Hampstead Norreys, Frilsham, Bucklebury, Stanford Dingley, Bradfield and Tidmarsh; and the Sulham Brook from Theale to Pangbourne, including Sulham.

Levels are expected to remain high over the weekend and there might be small rises in places.

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