Loddon Bridge park and ride closed over flood alert

Published: 16 Dec 2013 14:00

COMMUTERS are being warned that the Loddon Bridge park and ride will be closed today and tomorrow after the Environment Agency issued a flood alert for the River Loddon.

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The alert was issued for the lower River Loddon including Swallowfield, Arborfield, Shinfield, Barkham, Lower Earley, Sindlesham, Winnersh, Woodley, Hurst and Waltham St Lawrence.

In a message sent out to park and ride users, the council apologised for any inconvenience caused and added: "The Lower River Loddon is not as high as forecast but that there is an additional band of heavy rain scheduled for our region from around 7pm this evening. As a result of this information the flood alert for the Lower River Loddon is unlikely to be withdrawn until mid-day on Tuesday.

"Therefore the Loddon Bridge Park and Ride will remain closed on Tuesday with a re-opening of the site Wednesday, as long as the all clear has been received from the Environment Agency."

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