Oxfordshire flood warning issued to caravan park

River Thames at Abingdon Oxfordshire County Council said it was called to 35 weather-related incidents on Saturday night and early on Sunday

Related Stories

A caravan park in Oxfordshire could be flooded by the nearby River Thames as heavy rain continues, the Environment Agency (EA) has warned.

A weather warning is in place along the river between Newbridge and Kings Lock.

Places under threat of flooding include Bablock Hythe Caravan park, Northmoor, Stanton Harcourt, Eynsham, Swinford and Yarnton.

Oxfordshire County Council said it was called to 35 weather-related incidents on Saturday night and early on Sunday.

A spokesman said there was a lot of surface water on the A44 at Sandy Lane, Yarnton, and warned drivers not to drive too quickly through the flood water.

A warning is also in place on the River Cherwell, from Lower Heyford down to Cherwell Bridge.

Sporting fixtures across the county have been affected by the weather, including Saturday's FA Trophy tie between Oxford City and Bishop's Stortford.

The game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

On Thursday night, 33 residents from a nursing home in Shipton-under-Wychwood were forced to leave after concerns about rising water levels in a nearby river.

The Mill Arts Centre at Banbury was also closed earlier in the week due to flooding.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Oxford

Weather

Oxford

4 °C 0 °C

Features & Analysis

  • Abdi Nor IftinGolden ticket

    How a refugee entered a lottery and won a new life in the US


  • Herring in a fur coatMerry herring

    How fish 'in a fur coat' is enough to make Russia's New Year happy


  • Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Windjana' Drilling SiteIn pictures

    The most stunning space photos of the year


  • Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock and Dame Judi DenchFilm quiz of 2014

    How much do you remember about the past 12 months?


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • GeoguessrWhere in the world...?

    Think you are a geography expert? Test your knowledge with BBC Travel’s interactive game

Programmes

  • Tom BrookTalking Movies Watch

    Tom Brook looks back at some of the best movies of 2014 from around the world

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.