Ten people evacuated after flooding from burst water main in Muswell Hill
PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 October 2016 | UPDATED: 09:07 11 October 2016
Fire fighters are still at the scene and pumping water away from flooded basements
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.
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.