Four fire engines and around 20 firefighters were called to deal with a burst water main near the junction of Clapham Road and Claylands Rd in Stockwell, SW9 yesterday evening.
At the height of the incident the roadway was flooded to a depth of about four inches after the 30 inch water main burst.
Clapham Road was closed between Oval and Stockwell tube stations and several other roads in the area were also affected, including Fentiman Road, Palfrey Place, Trigan Road, South Island Place and Handforth Road.
Crews pumped water away from one flooded basement flat but no other homes are believed to have been affected. Sandbags were used as a precaution to protect properties from the water.
– London Fire Brigade
Station Manager Lisa Hicks who was at the scene said: “Crews did an excellent job to prevent the flood water from entering properties. They worked really hard in the early stages of this incident to divert the water away from homes and into drains by using sandbags and booms. Thanks to their efforts the damage caused by the burst main was limited."
Water levels have now subsided but Clapham Road remains closed between Oval and Stockwell tube stations.