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Crews respond to flooding

This picture of a bench in the Watermead lake shows just how much water levels have risen in the last few days

This picture of a bench in the Watermead lake shows just how much water levels have risen in the last few days

Flooding affected 11 roads throughout the county during the wet and windy weekend, keeping emergency council crews and teams of gulley emptiers busy clearing surface water and three fallen trees.

Of the 42 emergency call-outs, 10 were to flood sites in Aylesbury Vale district, one to a flood in Chiltern district and three to trees affecting roads in Chiltern district.

Other call-outs were to three diesel spills, flytipping and potholes.

The ten flood sites in Aylesbury Vale were:

> Broughton Lane (two reports)

> Tesco Roundabout, Buckingham

> Water Lane, Ford

> Station Road, Cheddington

> Buckland Road

> Buckland Village

> Meadowbank Close, Long Crendon

> Mill Lane, Great Brickhill

> Ickford Road, Shabbington

Since the beginning of Christmas week, crews have cleared more than 120 fallen trees and dealt with flooding on 81 roads.

With forecasts continuing to predict showers and gusts of around 60mph, all county council crews remain on standby to keep the roads throughout Buckinghamshire as clear and safe as possible.

A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the properties closest to the River Thames from All Saints Church, Bisham, to Little Marlow. Flooding is expected to affect up to 20 properties in this area.

The Met Office forecasts heavy showers overnight tonight and through Tuesday.

For more information on flooding in your area, call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, or visit the Environment Agency website.

 

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