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Oxfordshire roads closed after heavy rainfall

Floodwater in Wendlebury
Image caption Three houses in Wendlebury were affected by floodwater

Motorists have endured delays after heavy rain caused flooding in parts of Oxfordshire.

The A415 Frilford Road in Marcham was one of a number of roads closed on Thursday morning because of floodwater.

Oxfordshire County Council said "a third of a month's rainfall" - more than an inch - fell overnight.

Three properties in Wendlebury were affected by flooding. Children in the area used the opportunity to paddle along the streets in their kayaks.

A clean-up was underway at a Harley Davidson dealership in Oxford where water poured into the showroom, covering most of the floor.

The B4017 was also closed in both directions at Cumnor Road in Cumnor and at Lamborough Hill in Wootton. The same route was flooded southbound at Drayton Road, Abingdon.

Image caption Water covered the floor of a Harley Davidson dealership showroom

Dunmore Road in Abingdon was also closed in both directions.

The Environment Agency said a flood alert was in place for Ginge Brook, which was out of its banks at Steventon, but levels were expected to fall in the coming days.

The River Ray also breached its banks at Lower Arncott.

Surface water caused problems for motorists on the A34 northbound sliproad at Hinksey Hill interchange.

Delays were also reported on the B4027 at Woodeaton, Wendlebury Road in Wendlebury and Grove Park Drive in Wantage because of floodwater.

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