LiveBlog: Oxfordshire flooding latest, Monday, January 13

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Summary

  • Abingdon Road has reopened this afternoon
  • The High Street traffic restrictions are back in force again
  • Botley Road is open, but official work continues on some streets
  • The floods continue to die down across the county
  • More wet weather this week

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8:57am Mon 13 Jan 14

LittleBrother says...

A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle
A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle LittleBrother
  • Score: -82

12:05pm Mon 13 Jan 14

tinsel84 says...

B4016 between Sutton Courtenay and Drayton still closed despite no flooding!
B4016 between Sutton Courtenay and Drayton still closed despite no flooding! tinsel84
  • Score: -89

12:12pm Mon 13 Jan 14

King Joke says...

LittleBrother wrote:
A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle
I cycled slowly past the EA guy this morning on the Abingdon Rd barricade, made eye contact and said 'hello' but he made no request for me to dismount so I didn't.

Whether they'll be requiring people to dismount when the gully-cleaning starts I don't know.

The roads which have been flooded have got a coating of slippery silt on them though so be careful out there!
[quote][p][bold]LittleBrother[/bold] wrote: A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle[/p][/quote]I cycled slowly past the EA guy this morning on the Abingdon Rd barricade, made eye contact and said 'hello' but he made no request for me to dismount so I didn't. Whether they'll be requiring people to dismount when the gully-cleaning starts I don't know. The roads which have been flooded have got a coating of slippery silt on them though so be careful out there! King Joke
  • Score: 25

1:18pm Mon 13 Jan 14

jacoxford says...

LittleBrother wrote:
A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle
Cyclists do not stop at traffice lights so I cant see them taking any notice of a road being closed. I must say though, this morning I saw one stop at a red light in Parks Road..........
[quote][p][bold]LittleBrother[/bold] wrote: A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle[/p][/quote]Cyclists do not stop at traffice lights so I cant see them taking any notice of a road being closed. I must say though, this morning I saw one stop at a red light in Parks Road.......... jacoxford
  • Score: -105

1:21pm Mon 13 Jan 14

King Joke says...

Now that the floods have largely subsided, can I remind the Oxford Mail that January 13 was last year. On this side of the Atlantic today is known as 13th January.
Now that the floods have largely subsided, can I remind the Oxford Mail that January 13 was last year. On this side of the Atlantic today is known as 13th January. King Joke
  • Score: 24

1:42pm Mon 13 Jan 14

WitneyGreen says...

King Joke wrote:
LittleBrother wrote:
A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle
I cycled slowly past the EA guy this morning on the Abingdon Rd barricade, made eye contact and said 'hello' but he made no request for me to dismount so I didn't.

Whether they'll be requiring people to dismount when the gully-cleaning starts I don't know.

The roads which have been flooded have got a coating of slippery silt on them though so be careful out there!
Not an Oxford thing, but the point about slippery surfaces is an important one! Langel Common in Witney is VERY slippery, and I saw both pedestrians and cyclists struggling this morning through a combination of a light frost and a light covering of silt. Be careful!
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LittleBrother[/bold] wrote: A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle[/p][/quote]I cycled slowly past the EA guy this morning on the Abingdon Rd barricade, made eye contact and said 'hello' but he made no request for me to dismount so I didn't. Whether they'll be requiring people to dismount when the gully-cleaning starts I don't know. The roads which have been flooded have got a coating of slippery silt on them though so be careful out there![/p][/quote]Not an Oxford thing, but the point about slippery surfaces is an important one! Langel Common in Witney is VERY slippery, and I saw both pedestrians and cyclists struggling this morning through a combination of a light frost and a light covering of silt. Be careful! WitneyGreen
  • Score: -90

3:06pm Mon 13 Jan 14

livid99 says...

jacoxford wrote:
LittleBrother wrote:
A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle
Cyclists do not stop at traffice lights so I cant see them taking any notice of a road being closed. I must say though, this morning I saw one stop at a red light in Parks Road..........
It was probably a colour-blind cyclist then !
[quote][p][bold]jacoxford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LittleBrother[/bold] wrote: A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle[/p][/quote]Cyclists do not stop at traffice lights so I cant see them taking any notice of a road being closed. I must say though, this morning I saw one stop at a red light in Parks Road..........[/p][/quote]It was probably a colour-blind cyclist then ! livid99
  • Score: -126

3:56pm Mon 13 Jan 14

uk_darla says...

LittleBrother wrote:
A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle
I am @uk_darla. I live in the area of Abingdon Road directly effected by the floods. I have lived there for over 25 years.

There was no water on the roads this morning, I do not have to dismount and walk, I was endangering no one, nor causing bow waves to enter peoples homes as there was no water.

For the record, I am also a car driver. I stop at traffic lights and obey road rules, whether driving or cycling.

Surely you all have better things to concern yourself with during Oxford's flooding than me cycling up a water free road this morning?
[quote][p][bold]LittleBrother[/bold] wrote: A reminder to @uk_darla (08:14) that "Road Closed" signs also apply to cyclists - you need to dismout and push your bicycle[/p][/quote]I am @uk_darla. I live in the area of Abingdon Road directly effected by the floods. I have lived there for over 25 years. There was no water on the roads this morning, I do not have to dismount and walk, I was endangering no one, nor causing bow waves to enter peoples homes as there was no water. For the record, I am also a car driver. I stop at traffic lights and obey road rules, whether driving or cycling. Surely you all have better things to concern yourself with during Oxford's flooding than me cycling up a water free road this morning? uk_darla
  • Score: 79

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