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Panic in south London as burst water pipe floods street

Parts of south London have been left flooded and without running water this evening after a pipe burst in Lewisham.

Residents of Deptford, Blackheath and Lewisham started taking to social media from around 8pm onwards to complain that they had been left high and dry for the night.

Photographs of Bliss Crescent, where the pipe burst, showed roads washed out with water and cars submerged up to the top of their wheels.

Flooding in Lewisham, London. 13.01.2019 (Picture: Matthew Lloyd)

A burst water pipe has led to flooding in Lewisham (Picture: Matthew Lloyd)

One resident of Blackheath told Metro.co.uk: ‘Can’t flush the loo and we have friends staying over.

‘What a mess. State of that flooding.’

Another man tweeted the water outside his house, writing: ‘Current view from my front door, we were told two hours before Thames water would come out.’

A woman then asked: ‘Anyone else getting brown water after this mains burst in affected areas?’

Flooding in Lewisham, London. 13.01.2019 (Picture: Matthew Lloyd)

Thames Water are now investigating the issue (Picture: Matthew Lloyd)’

While a third joked: ‘This is #NotHelpful #NoWater #DryJanuary Guess I’ll have a beer.’

Thames Water have now confirmed that they have sent a team of technicians to investigate the issue.

A spokesperson told Metro.co.uk: ‘We’re aware of the issue and have engineers on site at the moment.

‘Other than that don’t have any more info to give at this time.

‘When we know more we’ll keep our social media updated as well as send out text message updates to those who want to sign up for them and our website will also be updated.’



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