Properties were at risk of flooding in Chingford this morning. Authorities have been at the scene throughout the day to try to prevent homes being flooded. The water has now subsided.
Here is a photo of the river after we opened the flood sluice http://t.co/HsRxBHj38G
Firefighters are assisting with flooding in Chingford. At its peak, the flood water was 600 millimetres deep on Lower Hall Lane, but levels are subsiding. The water has not affected any homes, but crews have laid sandbags around a local electrical station as a precaution.
Four fire engines, two fire rescue units and 36 fire fighters and officers are at the scene.
Crews have been called to a flood in Chingford, Lower Hall Lane. Providing tactical support with @envagency
Chingford flooding update: Crews are still on the scene but thankfully water levels are now subsiding. No homes have been directly affected.