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More flooding in Maidenhead

The River Thames has again overflowed its banks in Maidenhead. This time it is worse than the flooding that occurred back in November. More roads are closed or difficult to pass because the river is higher. Also tributary streams are overflowing producing problems for businesses and householders not directly alongside the Thames.

Ray Mill Road is closed between the bridge and Boulter's Lock. Some roads around the lock are closed. The Pound in Cookham is closed, and traffic is being diverted away from the modern road and along the old causeway road which is higher, though only single carriageway.

Latest update - Tuesday 19 December at 12:15
Ray Mill Road is now passable. Cookham bridge is still closed. The alert from the Environment Agency has now been downgraded from Severe Flood Warning to Flood Warning.

These photographs were taken on Saturday afternoon, 16 December, unless otherwise stated. There's more photos, including Cookham, on this page.

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Boulter's Lock, with the downstream gate open. The river level is normally many feet below this, as can be seen in this view of the lock from the bridge featured in our photographic tour.
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Ray Mead Road, near Boulter's Lock.
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View of Boulter's Lock bridge, on the left. Compare this with the same view in normal conditions, actually in 1997 below...

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Pumping out water from properties by the river.
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Ray Mill Road showing the encroachment of the river.
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The river is running very fast, as can be seen by the wash on these railings.
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Another shot of the road.

 

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