Flood pumps removed from Abingdon and Botley roads

thisisoxfordshire: Flood pumps removed from Abingdon and Botley roads Flood pumps removed from Abingdon and Botley roads

FLOOD response equipment is being removed from Abingdon Road and Botley Road in central Oxford.

The Fire and Rescue Service is today withdrawing the high-volume pumps currently stationed on Abingdon Road and Botley Road.

The pumps will be moved to a holding area at Rewley Road Fire Station.

Oxfordshire County Council said: “However, the service will continue to keep a very close eye on the weather forecasts and Environment Agency advice.”

Assistant chief fire officer Simon Furlong said: “We want to re-assure people that our equipment will continue to be based very close to both the Abingdon and Botley Roads. We will be able to redeploy it very quickly if necessary.”

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