Friday, August 19, 2011

Flash flooding in Berkshire closes roads - 18th Aug 2011

Heavy rain has caused flash flooding across Berkshire, causing traffic problems in Reading and in the borough of Wokingham.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue attended a flooding incident on the A33 in Reading to pump out surface water.

Parts of Emmbrook Road were closed in Wokingham, where a road goes under a railway bridge.

Church Lane in Wokingham was closed between its junctions with A327 Hollow Lane and Basingstoke Road.

A Wokingham Borough Council spokesperson said it was "unlikely that the flood will subside until after 19:00 hours this evening".

Diversions were in place.

St Crispin's Leisure Centre in Wokingham was also closed due to flooding. Read More