Friday, July 20, 2007

Swindon Does Titanic ; Don't Head For The Hills

A bit more on the heavy rain.

- A landslip on the M4 was reported earlier on.

- There's flooding on the railway between Swindon and Gloucester, at Wootton Bassett, at Box Tunnel, plus between Swindon and Didcot.

- According to BBC Points West, FGW have told passengers for the first time in the company's history not to travel. No services are running to and from Swindon at all, replacement buses cannot be arranged, because of blocked roads.

-Pipers Way is flooded, Commonhead roundabout is under one foot of water, part of the A419 is shut between the South Marston roundabout 15 and the M4 junction 15, last reported under four feet of water.

- Wootton Bassett Road is flooded at the railway bridge and Redposts Drive, with the River Ray at The Running Horse full to the brim.

- Hook Street along Lydiard Park is flooded, with the main event fields at the park looking like lakes.

- The A420 is still shut between Swindon and Oxford at Shrivenham, with queues and people stuck.

- Great Western Way was last reported shut at Bruce Street Bridges, with the roundabouts surrounded by water.

Swindon Centric Says ; Just stay indoors and make a cup of tea, chin up Swindon!!

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