Wednesday, 9 March 2016

WEDS 9th MARCH | Flooding in Buckingham and surrounding areas

Last updated:  11.05am 10/03/2016

Following heavy rain last night and today (09/02/2016) the river Great Ouse in Buckingham has swelled in several places, causing flooding in some roads.

Current roads affected | All reported closed and/or impassable. Please avoid if possible, and drive with caution. As at 11.05am 10/03/2016

- Main St, Beechampton NOW REOPENED
- Dadford Road, Dadford village centre
- A413 Lillingstone Road, Lillingstone Lovell, before St Nicholas Road turning
- Several roads in: Lillingstone Lovell, Leckhampstead, Deanshanger
- Lee Road, Quainton junction with Claydon Road, NOW REOPENED
- Cattleford Bends, A422 between Thornton and Leckhampstead, NOW REOPENED

Awaiting further information as at 11.05am 10/03/16.

Public Transport Affected

Please check before you travel, particularly on the X5 and 60/X60 routes which were affected yesterday.

Check the nextBus real time site for live info, searchable by location or bus route: 

A421 Planned Closure:

In an effort to ease congestion caused by impassable, flooded roads, the planned overnight closure of the A421 Bletchley Road was CANCELLED last night.

Weather permitting, the A421 will close at 19.00 tonight (10/03/16) for overnight surfacing works.

Forecast and Outlook:

The outcomes for Buckingham are a predicted increase of 20-25cm extra topping out at around 1.60-1.65m. After this peak the river levels should drop. – From Environment Agency Teleconference, 15.20 09/03/2016.

Weather overnight forecast to include light rain. Tomorrow (10/03/2016) currently forecast to be dry.