More rain forecast as ford reaches more than 6ftBy Lucy Thorne
June 14, 2012
These astonishing photographs show rising river levels reaching more than 6ft at the Lands End ford in Charvil this week.
Our photographer Pete Bloodworth captured these images of the ford in Park Lane today as forecasters predict more heavy rain over the next three days.
Although the road at the ford has been closed, the neighbouring Land End pub is still open.
The forecast and recent flooding has also forced Wokingham Borough Council to close Loddon Bridge Park and Ride tomorrow.
The car park in Winnersh Triangle has been closed since Tuesday due to flooding.
Thames Water lifted its hosepipe ban at midnight after heavy rainfall eased the water shortage.
Flooding has also closed Sandford Lane between Woodley and Hurst.
Mill Lane in Sindlesham is closed between Mole Road and Lower Earley Way and Hartley Court Road in Great Lea Common is closed between its junction with Kybes Lane and Pingewood Road South, Three Mile Cross.
Flood Alerts are still in place for the Emm Brook and the Lower River Loddon.
Flooding is possible for the Emm Brook in Wokingham, the River Loddon in Swallowfield, Arborfield, Shinfield, Barkham, Lower Earley, Sindlesham, Winnersh, Woodley, Hurst and Waltham-St-Lawrence and the Lower River Loddon at the River Thames confluence including Twyford, Charvil and Wargrave.
- The Met Office has forecast rain across the region this evening and for much of the night, some heavy, but becoming more showery towards morning.
Tomorrow bright or sunny spells will develop but further heavy rain or showers are expected, with a risk of hail and thunder.
Heavy showers are also predicted throughout the weekend.