“Hang on to your sandbags” … says Slough!

It’s been a far better day for most in Colnbrook, and the weather has been kinder, but more heavy rainfall is forecast for the next few days.  Slough Borough Council says residents should not give up their sandbags yet!

Normally not the most interesting of pictures, this one comes with a sign of relief!

Normally not the most interesting of pictures, this one comes with a sign of relief! [taken by Colnbrook resident Sharan Ghuman]

Slough Borough Council’s latest update issued at 4pm today says many flooded areas are now dry, though water levels MAY rise again with storms set for the weekend.

We suspect without any intended irony whatsoever it adds:

We are advising residents to keep hold of any sandbags they may have, in case water levels rise.

It also says:

  • The Environment Agency is bringing in a crane to remove a tree which has fallen across the Colne Brook at Mill Street.
  • A tanker was sent to mop up isolated puddles earlier.
  • Mechanical street sweepers have been out across roads in Colnbrook to remove debris left by the flood waters.
  • Bin collections WILL be taking place tomorrow (Friday) as normal.

The Environment Agency says persistent rain, heavy at times will follow during Friday.

The ground is saturated, so rivers are sensitive, and could rise in response to further rainfall.

The drop-in centre at the Village Hall will be open 8am and 8pm tomorrow and over the weekend and on Saturday and Sunday adult social care staff will be in there from 1pm.

 

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