Ten people evacuated after flooding from burst water main in Muswell Hill

PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:07 11 October 2016

Ten people have been evacuated from their homes. Photo: Jeff Overs

Ten people have been evacuated from their homes. Photo: Jeff Overs


Fire fighters are still at the scene and pumping water away from flooded basements

The road is still flooded. Photo: Jeff OversThe road is still flooded. Photo: Jeff Overs

Firefighters from Hornsey, West Hampstead and Kentish Town fire stations were called to Muswell Hill Road around 2.30pm this afternoon.

They are still at the scene, pumping water away from properties.

Eight basements have been flooded and the water is at a depth of eight inches in places, causing the roadway and pavement to collapse.

Ten people have been evacuated and fire crews are using sand bags to help prevent water from getting into some homes.

The fire brigade are still at the scene. Photo: Jeff OversThe fire brigade are still at the scene. Photo: Jeff Overs

Woodland Gardens resident Jeff Overs was coming home from work when he saw the dramatic scenes and took the photos.

He said: “I thought it might be my street, it’s horrible for the people who live there.”

A Thames Water spokeswoman said: “We’re really sorry for the flooding and will do all we can to support anyone whose property has been affected.

“Our engineers are working to stop the water flowing from the pipe and a team is on the way to Muswell Hill Road to repair it.”

The numbers 43 and 134 buses are still on diversion.

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