Flood warnings remain in place for the River Loddon and Emm Brook

Published: 27 Dec 2013 09:520 comments

Flood warnings and alerts have been issued for the River Loddon and Emm Brook.

The environment agency issued a flood warning for the River Loddon, and a flood alert for Emm Brook amidst the storms battering the UK.

The areas most likely to be affected are Arborfield, Shinfield and Wokingham.

The river levels for the River Loddon have subsided, and the likelihood of homes being flooded has decreased, the warning remains in force due to the anticipated rainfall which may cause the river to rise once more.

The most at risk area identified was along the A327 Reading Road and Arborfield Road in Arborfield.

A flood alert has been issued for Emm Brook, covering Hurst, Sindlesham, Winnersh, Wokingham and the surrounding areas.

River levels have been falling slowly and are within its banks, and homes are not thought to be in danger of flooding. However, the alert remains in force in response to more rain forecast.

The Loddon Bridge Park and Ride, signposted from the A329M and A329 next to Showcase Cinema, is closed until at least Monday, due to the weather warnings. It will be reviewed on Sunday whether it is safe to re-open. A number of roads, Mill Lane in Winnersh, between Mole Road and Lower Earley Way, have also been closed.

A flood warning is issued when flooding is expected and action is required. A flood alert is issued when flooding is possible, and people should be prepared.

For more information call Floodline on 0845 988 1188, select option 1 and enter Quickdial number 173206.

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