Flood water & towpath over-topping between Banbury and Oxford

Detail

From Date: 11/11/2019 15:00

To Date: On-going

Type: Advice

Reason: Information

Is the towpath closed? No

Location

Closest waterway: Oxford Canal

Description

Fluctuating levels of flood water entering the canal is causing intermittent overtopping of the towpath at locations between Banbury and Oxford.

At some locations this is due to canal levels rising above the towpath.

At other locations this is due to the river Cherwell overtopping its banks and washing down over long sections of the canal towpath.

The paths are likely to have been eroded in places and will need inspecting when the flood water recedes.

Any overtopping of the canal towpath makes that section of effected towpath unsuitable to access