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Flooding caused by heavy rain hits roads in Oxfordshire

  • 6 July 2012
  • From the section Oxford
Fire crews pumping water out of homes
Image caption Fire crews have been pumping water out of homes in Wheatley near Oxford

Heavy rain has caused flash flooding and long delays across Oxfordshire's roads.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue received more than 50 calls to reports of flooding on Friday afternoon.

At one point Wheatley's high street area was impassable and water seeped into homes.

Standing water also caused problems in areas including Garsington and Wantage. In Wood Eaton fire crews were called to help cars stuck in flood water.

The Environment Agency issued flood alerts for several Oxfordshire waterways including the River Thame, the River Glyme and Langford and Wendlebury Brooks.

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