Garden centre hit by several feet of floodwater

Winnersh Garden Centre will be closed for several more days after the River Loddon burst its banks

Severe flooding left a garden centre under several feet of water over the Christmas break.

Staff members at Winnersh Garden Centre are attempting to salvage stock after floodwater surged into the Reading Road business on Christmas Eve.

The business is based opposite the River Loddon which burst its banks after heavy rainfall in the lead up to Christmas.

Floodwater is sitting on the site and has spread to cover lanes of the neighbouring Showcase Roundabout.

Centre manager John Leonard said: “The team have been fantastic and really pulled together over the Christmas period when they should have been at home enjoying the festivities with their families.

“They are still working very hard to prevent further damage but we expect the centre to be closed for another several days still.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our customers and look forward to welcoming everyone back very soon.”

 

Article Source:?http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/local-news/garden-centre-hit-several-feet-6464837

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