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Victoria Street flooded by burst water main

Victoria Street flooded Saturday evening. Image:@LondonFire

Victoria Street flooded Saturday evening. Image:@LondonFire

A burst water main on Victoria Street has caused chaos in Westminster since Saturday evening 6th June.

A long stretch of Victoria Street eastbound has remained closed while it is repaired.

London Fire Brigade firefighters were called to the scene at the weekend to stop a cinema and restaurant being flooded.

Crew manager Jamal Stern said:

The burst main flooded an area between Artillery Row and Palace Street and our crews made the area safe and used sandbags to help prevent the water from entering a cinema and neighbouring restaurant. We also made sure that, as they left the cinema, that people were escorted across the flooded roadway to safety.

Passer-by Susie Stringfellow said:

The firefighters that attended were brilliant, very helpful and professional. One firefighter was especially helpful and carried two ladies from the cinema. They said they’d watched an amazing film but this was definitely the highlight of their evening.

The flooding was also captured on Transport for London traffic control cameras.

Flooding in Westminster due to burst water main. Image: TfLTrafficnews

Flooding in Westminster due to burst water main. Image: TfLTrafficnews

The Brigade was called at 6.11 pm and crews left the scene at around 9.30 pm.

Two fire engines and around ten firefighters from Lambeth fire station attended the incident.

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