A burst water main has flooded homes and a busy road in west London, causing major traffic disruption. Several vehicles were also partially submerged when the 21-inch pipe burst at about 1230 BST.
And now for the understatement of the year:
A Thames Water statement said there had been no loss of supply to customers.
Indeed, their delivery rate increased by several tons per second.
With possible storms and gales on the way, it seems we’re suddenly living in the Old Testament.