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Burst water main on Kennington Park Road causes flooding and road chaos

Kennington Park Road burst water main incident. Image: @LondonFire

Kennington Park Road burst water main incident. Image: @LondonFire

LFB Fire crews are dealing with a burst water main on Kennington Park Road in Kennington with surface water half a metre deep.

A section of the road between Kennington Road and Newington Butts has been flooded.

Station Manager Gareth Cook who is at the scene said:

This is going to be a protracted incident for the rest of the day. Fire crews have been placing sandbags in front of around 15 shops and homes to protect them from the flood.

Water pumps are being used to suck water from the flooded basements of a number of properties along Kennington Park Road.

10 fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers from Lambeth and surrounding fire stations attended the incident

The extent of the flooding in Kennington Park Road. Image: @LondonFire

The extent of the flooding in Kennington Park Road. Image: @LondonFire

The Brigade was called out at 9.12 am and the operation was over by 1.43 pm.

The flooding is causing traffic chaos rippling out from the Elephant Castle.

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The burst main has also meant that customers have had a significant interruption and/or reduction of their water supply in terms of pressure.

Update 30th June 2015

The closure of Kennington Park Road caused traffic congestion throughout London on the day of the flood and has continued into a second day.






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