Herne Hill Flooded After Water Main Bursts

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 65 months ago
Herne Hill Flooded After Water Main Bursts


Scenes that we're more used to seeing in the provinces came to Herne Hill this morning, as a water main burst around 5am producing standing water of up to a metre deep in places. The Fire Brigade is currently advising people to stay indoors while they isolate the electricity supply (!).

The Metropolitan police helicopter Twitter account, @MPSintheSky, tweeted this photo of the junction where Half Moon Lane meets Herne Hill, by the Half Moon pub. ITV London has been collating a load of photos tweeted by residents, including surreal shots of debris floating down the street and the Fire Brigade paddling around on a dinghy.

Thames Water says anyone affected by flooding will be contacted by their insurers, who are already in the area.

Photo by @MPSintheSky

Last Updated 07 August 2013