Berkshire river levels continuing to rise

Flooding in Reading
Image caption Water overflowed outside the Crown Plaza Hotel in Reading earlier

Water levels are continuing to rise across Berkshire, with several rivers still at risk of flooding.

The Environment Agency says it is being caused by days of heavy rain and saturated flood plains.

It said properties along the River Thames between Purley and Henley were expected to be flooded later.

On Monday a woman and her three-year-old child had to be rescued from their car in Woodley after it became stuck in flood water.

West Berkshire Council said it was on standby for flooding, particularly at Purley where properties have been affected by flooding in recent years.

The Environment Agency said the weather was set to get drier in the next few days but river levels will remain high and could to rise further over the next few days.

Image caption The River Thames reached the top of the weir in Pangbourne

Flood warnings remain in place on the River Thames at Mapledurham, Reading and Caversham.

Shiplake to Bolney Court near Henley, including Lower Shiplake and Wargrave, has also been issued with a warning.

Along the River Loddon, a flood warning remains in place for Twyford, Charvil and Wargrave.

There are currently 22 flood warnings in place for south-east England, with more than 200 across England.

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