Major London road closed as 'sewage' floods homes

An image from ITV News correspondent Tom Calverley shows the murky water in south London. Credit: ITV News/Tom Calverley

A major London road was closed by the emergency services after homes were flooded with sewage as a result of a burst main.

There were reports that residents were being evacuated from their homes on Clapham Road, Kennington in South London after being trapped by the filthy water.

A policeman at the scene told onlookers "It's sewage. It's stinky. It's gone into people's basements

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "There is flooding on Clapham Road between Oval and Stockwell stations, which has been caused by a suspected burst water pipe.

"We are asking people to avoid the area."

Neither the fire service or police force could confirm or deny whether it was sewage causing the problem.

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Filthy water floods London homes after water main bursts

A major road in South London was closed by the emergency services last night after homes were flooded with filthy water as a result of a burst water main.