For the third time in a week, a flood caused by a ruptured water main has wreaked havoc on the streets of London. Yesterday afternoon, a water main on Stoke Newington High Street burst, causing 350 residents to flee their homes. Not an ideal way to spend your Sunday afternoon.
Roughly 150 properties have been affected according to the London Fire Brigade, and the cause of the burst water main is still being investigated. Thames Water is currently putting some residents up in hotels while the damage from the flood is being dealt with.
Sadiq Khan has spoken up following this latest flooding nightmare, saying that Thames Water needs to ‘up its game’. North Londoners have had a tough time of it, not even a week has passed since a water main exploded on Upper Street in Islington, causing millions of pounds worth of damage.
Homes and businesses were also left underwater in Blackheath on Saturday, after a water main burst on Lee Road.