Monday, 21 June 2021

Flooding causes Museum to close

THE River and Rowing Museum was forced to close this morning (Tuesday) due to flooding.

Visitors are unable to use the car park as most of it is under water as the Thames continues to rise following more rain overnight.

Henley Town Council has also closed the public toilets in the car park at the neighbouring Mill Meadows.

The rain has piled on the misery for drivers who were caught up in a second day of congestion as the floods continue to cause disruption.

Traffic on Remenham Hill leading into the town was particularly heavy with long tailbacks last night and again this morning.

Playhatch Road, between Sonning Bridge and Playhatch, is closed for a second day after shutting at 3pm yesterday (Monday).

Drivers were forced to seek alternative routes via Wargrave Road into Henley while Reading Road also faced queues.

The disruption is expected to last all week with the peak river level being reached on Thursday as more rain is forecast and water is washed downstream.

Surface water on roads is continuing to form along Thames Side and Riverside in Henley and Hobbs Boatyard is underwater.

Riverside homes in Wargrave and Shiplake are still contending with flooded gardens and their properties remain at risk.

The red boards warning of a strong stream and high river levels remain in place.

The Environment Agency upgraded the stretch of the Thames between Henley, Remenham and Medmenham to a flood warning on Saturday, meaning properties are at risk of flooding.

Oxfordshire County Council has delivered 200 sandbags to the King’s Road car park recycling facility for public use.

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