Marston Cycle Path flooding information

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You may also find the current flag status of the river useful. This page tracks the level of the Isis at Friar's Wharf; Geraint Jones informs me that 15" to 20" above normal there seems to be a good match for a flooded path.

The Environment Agency has an automated level meter at the Southern end of Mesopotamia with two readings available: upstream and downstream. Once calibrated against the flooding of the path these should provide a useful warning mechanism.

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Tuesday 29 November 2016 09:13 : Patrick Roche (pat.roche@physics.ox.ac.uk) from 192.76.8.16 () said:
Not the cycle path, but here is a lot of black ice on Jack Straw's Lane this morning with police in attendance. It is very slippery in the bottom 3/4. of the road so please take care.

Wednesday 12 October 2016 10:31 : Anne (Anne.Nickels@gmail.com) from 95.128.15.122 () said:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37610741 \n \nJust in case anybody didn't know

Tuesday 11 October 2016 19:40 : Liz Lock (waltraute@yandex.com) from 87.114.137.153 () said:
FOUND Key, near the Mesopotamia cattle grid. Looks like a bike lock key. E-mail me to recover.

Sunday 24 July 2016 23:39 : Anna () from 2a02:c7d:a38e:6c00:2cb8:436:dfe7:aa4d () said:
I came across some suspicious behaviour on the cycle path today. At 11pm, a woman approached me trying to warn me of a man in front, but she wasnn't very coherent. The man then came up to me and tried to talk to me about something that didn't make sense (aliens?). I got scared and phoned my partner and cntinued to walk home through the cycle path while talking to my partner on the mobile, but the man then came running after me trying to talk some more nonsense about the woman. I told him to please leave me alone three times, at which point he got defensive and started swearing at me. He did stop following me at that point. I would advise anyone walking home at night through the cycle path to be careful.

Sunday 10 July 2016 22:17 : carol () from 81.129.110.192 () said:
hi all, please visit the oxford planning website to register any objections you may have against 16/01619/FUL. Its for a new house to be squeezed in on site of the old garage/sheds on Ferry Rd approaching Edgeway Rd. Obvious mega disruption likely during build, then increased pressure on those regularly flooding drains/sewers, another car reversing on/off the cycle path, overdevelopment so close to adjacent fields & the entrance to Uni meadow's etc etc. Thank you.

Saturday 9 July 2016 11:25 : glyn ackrill (gackrill@yahoo.com) from 81.110.97.190 () said:
please contact me on above email if you have found a brown and orange credit card wallet on the cycle path between croft road and oxford via south parks road.contents are various nationwide cards,barclays card and loyalty waterstones card..lost on sat 9th july between 1040 am and 11am .many thanks

Tuesday 12 April 2016 08:01 : James Heywood (james.heywood@nospam.gmail.com) from 149.254.182.252 () said:
The river is high, but there's no flooding on any part of the path.

Friday 1 April 2016 13:04 : Alan Hughes () from 81.156.185.72 () said:
It can be walked without getting one's feet wet now, though there is still plenty of water on it.

Friday 1 April 2016 11:15 : Peter Hitchens (Peter.hitchens@mailonsunday.co.uk) from 31.113.238.97 () said:
Once again puzzled by flood on cycle path when rivers not especially high and Angel and Greyhound Meadow dry. Is someone over-reacting? Is there ran annual quota for closures that has to be met? Is nobody else bothered by two floods in dry weather?

Friday 1 April 2016 07:51 : Karen (kasandrobert@btinternet.com) from 163.1.98.52 () said:
7:30 Water is a little down, still covers whole path at end towards grid. Waterproof sturdy shoes/boots may be okay for walkers, but not regular shoes.

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An A-road walks into a bar and asks for a pint. The barman serves him, but he looks really tough and the barman worries that there'll be trouble.

Then a dual carriage way walks in and buys a pint. The barman again notes that he looks tough and says, ‘Look, I don't want any trouble, so could you sit in that corner away from the A-road?’ So the dual carriage way does.

Soon afterwards, in walks a motorway and gets a pint, who looks extremely tough, so the barman makes him sit in another corner away from the other two roads.

A bit later, a really small road walks in and buys a diet coke. The A-road, dual carriage way and motorway all look at him aghast and run out of the pub. The barman grabs the motorway on the way past and asks, ‘Why are you running out? He's a really tiny road.’

The motorway replies, ‘He's no road, he's a cycle path!’

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