Bad weather causes flooding along the Thames

Rob Powell Weather 1 Comment

THE ENVIRONMENT Agency has issued warnings to areas along the Thames as the river's level continues to rise.

The swollen river has burst its banks in several locations causing localised flooding and road closures along the non-tidal stretch.

Following weeks of bad weather and an almost record breaking number of consecutive Thames Barrier closures, flood alerts have been issued at locations such as Thames Ditton Island, Hampton Court, East and West Molesey, Walton Shepperton, Chertsey, Laleham, Staines, Egham, Old Windsor, Pangbourne and Whitchurch.

See all current flood alerts in the south east

At Hampton Court, the normally dry moat around the palace has water in it and a jetty has been submerged.

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jetty

Near Walton Bridge, the river was today spilling on to the adjacent road in parts, completely submerging the Thames Path and moving incredibly quickly.

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At Weybridge, the high water level saw the suspension of the ferry service between there and Shepperton and a boat had capsized in the water.

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capsized

Chertsey Bridge was closed with the approach road from Shepperton completely under water. Occasional cars attempted to drive through, to the displeasure of local police officers who had the road cordoned off.

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There's no sign of any let-up yet for local communities with the river predicted to rise further still, reaching levels not seen for a decade.

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