– London Fire Brigade Brixton station manager Bruce Grain
We are asking people to stay in their houses because the electricity underground has not yet been isolated in the street outside.About 30 to 50 houses are affected and they are all thought to have basements which may be flooded.
Affecting bus routes 3, 37, 68, 196, 201, 322, 468. Diversions are in place.
Incidentally, Herne Hill flooded in exactly the same spot around 10 years ago, though that was rainwater.
Crews are still at the scene of the Herne Hill flood. We're advising people to stay indoors until the electricity supply outside is isolated
Due to a large burst water main, Dulwich Road is closed eastbound at Rymer Street, Herne Hill is closed southbound at Carver Road and Norwood Road is closed northbound at Croxted Road. Road users are advised to use another route. Traffic is moderate on diversion and in the surrounding area.
– THAMES WATER
A 3ft-wide water pipe burst in Herne Hill at the junction of Half Moon Lane at around 5am today.
This has caused substantial flooding to the road and 36 properties in the area. We're really sorry to affected customers and we are working hard to put things right as quickly as possible.
Our main priority is to get people's lives and businesses back to normal.
Our loss adjusters are en route and will soon be talking to people to get the insurance process under way.
Customers should all still have water running through their taps as we have managed to re-route our network.