River Thames flood warnings lifted as bridge reopens

  • 3 December 2012
  • From the section England
Aerial shot of floods in Oxford PHOTO: James Holley
Image caption Large parts of Oxford were flooded last week

Flood warnings along the River Thames have been lifted as water levels continue to drop.

The Environment Agency removed warnings around Henley and Purley earlier, while Sonning road bridge in south Oxfordshire also reopened.

The bridge had been closed to traffic since Tuesday after widespread flooding on the Berkshire-Oxfordshire border.

The one remaining flood warning for the River Thames between Shiplake and Wargrave was lifted on Monday morning.

Despite warnings being lifted, Emma Hoyle from the Environment Agency warned people not to be complacent.

She said: "Our teams continue to be out on the ground monitoring the ongoing situation.

"They are also helping with the recovery in many areas and we continue to encourage people to notify us if there are any new risks we haven't been made aware of."

A full list of latest flood warnings for the region can be found here.

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