Saturday, 22 September 2018

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ONE of the most tempestuous and destructive blizzards that the country has experienced sprang up on

ONE of the most tempestuous and destructive blizzards that the country has experienced sprang up on Monday night and, gathering force, continued practically throughout the whole of Tuesday. Snow and sleet fell continuously on Monday evening and throughout the night the wind blew with tremendous velocity.

Last week it was hoped that we should very soon see the last of the floods which have been with us so much this winter, but the heavy snow and rain of Monday and Tuesday last effectually dispelled these hopes. The water has risen higher than ever and yesterday at Marsh Lock it was 3ft 4in above normal level. For 21 weeks now the river has been above summer level.

The continuous wet weather has had a very bad effect upon various stretches of tarmac in Henley, particularly on the stretches from the post office to Station Road corner, and the necessary repairs will have to be carried out at an early date.





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