HEAVY rain and flooding is continuing to cause problems across Oxfordshire this morning.

On the roads the A417 at East Challow has flooded and one lane of the A44 Woodstock Road is closed with queues stretching back.

Last night downpours swamped homes and businesses, and more misery is expected for residents today as 18 rivers and streams in Oxfordshire are still on alert.

They are: 

  • River Cherwell from Charwelton to just above Upper Heyford
  • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford
  • River Thame from Marsworth to Dorchester including Long Marston, Rowsham, North Aylesbury, Cuddington, Thame, Shabbington, Ickford, Waterperry, Cuddesdon, Wheatley, Quarrendon, Drayton St Leonard, Overy
  • Chalgrove Brook at Chalgrove and Stadhampton
  • River Thames and its tributaries from Days Lock to above Pangbourne
  • River Thames and tributaries from Buscot Wick down to Kings Lock
  • River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon
  • Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney
  • Clanfield Brook for Clanfield Village
  • Shill Brook for Bampton
  • Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook and their tributaries
  • River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington
  • River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock
  • Ginge Brook for the Steventon area down to and including Sutton Courtenay
  • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip
  • Langford and Wendlebury Brooks from Stratton Audley down to near Merton, including Bicester and Wendlebury

It follows multiple accidents on the county's roads last night which were blamed on the conditions.

It was also reported, just after 5pm last night, that eight homes in Bloxham had also been flooded.

The Met Office is predicting a break in the rainfall today, however drivers have been advised to take precaution and check traffic alerts before making a journey.

See oxfordmail.co.uk for traffic news and flooding updates throughout the day.

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