Kennington Park Road floods after water main bursts
29 June 2015
From the section London
Thames Water said some homes in the area had no water supply
A burst water main has flooded homes and closed a road in south London.
Kennington Park Road, in Oval, is closed between Kennington Oval and Kennington Station after a large water main burst.
Thames Water apologised for inconvenience caused and said engineers were working “as fast as they can” to stop the flooding.
London Fire Brigade said the water was 0.5m (1.6ft) deep and several basements in the area were flooded.
Thames Water added some homes in the area had no water supply.
The Southbank Centre tweeted that it was closing temporarily due to problems with its water supply.
Kennington Park Road is closed between Kennington Oval and Kennington Station
Ten fire engines and more than 70 firefighters were called to reports of flooding at about 09:10 BST.
The brigade used pumps to remove water from flooded properties.
Transport for London tweeted a number of buses were being diverted due to the flooding.
Source:: BBC world news feed