Milton Keynes BMX track closed due to damage caused by flooding

A BMX track in Milton Keynes has had to close due to damage caused by flooding.

By Logan MacLeod
Friday, 9th October 2020, 3:04 pm
Updated Friday, 9th October 2020, 3:06 pm

The Parks Trust Milton Keynes said on Facebook today (Friday, October 9) that it has had to close Pineham BMX Track after the heavy rainfall and flooding from Storm Alex last weekend (October 3 - 4).

TPT said the track will be closed until further notice and apologised for any inconvenience caused.

The track is located near to Willen Lake and next to the River Ouzel.

Pineham BMX Track. Photo: Google Maps

A government flood alert, which was updated today, regarding Milton Keynes, Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire river levels said: "River levels are falling at the Newport Pagnell Cemetery river gauge however levels remain high lower down the River Ouse as the peak moves downstream.

"Consequently, flooding of low lying roads and property is still possible. We expect flooding to affect River Great Ouse from Newport Pagnell to Roxton. Further light rainfall is forecast over the next couple of days, however we do not expect this to result in further river level rise.

"We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid using low lying footpaths near local watercourses. This message will be updated at 17:00 on Friday 9th October 2020, or as the situation changes."

The orange over the track is floodwater