FLOOD UPDATE: Alerts remain in place for Datchet, Wraysbury, Horton and Old Windsor

Published: 28 Dec 2013 10:303 comments

FLOOD alerts remain in place over the weekend for a number of villages along the River Thames.

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Environment Agency (EA) flood alerts issued on Christmas Eve (Tuesday) remain in place for the area from Datchet to Shepperton Green along the Thames which includes Old Windsor, Wraysbury and Horton.

The most recent EA update for the area issued last night states: "River levels are still slowly rising in places on the River Thames but the rate of rise has now slowed down substantially.

"However, flooding of roads and low lying land is still possible. The weather prospects are mainly dry throughout the day with the possibility of the odd shower."

A similar alert remains in place further up the Thames at Hurley and Cookham

There are currently no flood warnings in place though some have been issued further up the Thames including at Henley and Purley.

Parts of Datchet, Wraysbury and Old Windsor were left underwater between Christmas and New Year last year when the Thames burst its banks in floods described as the worst in a decade.

Updates on the flooding situation will appear on the Observer website will appear as they happen

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