Burst water pipe in Herne Hill causes huge flood

Written by on August 7, 2013 in News - 3 Comments
Pic by Crispin Sugden

Pic by Crispin Sugden

Residents of Herne Hill awoke to an unexpected view this morning – a burst water pipe near the station had flooded parts of Dulwich Road, Herne Hill and Norwood Road.

The London Fire Brigade was called to the scene at 04.58 and Thames Water are now working on fixing the pipe, which was found near the junction at Half Moon Lane.

One person tweeted this morning “my flat now comes with waterside view”. The floods have caused considerable distress for many residents and business owners whose stock has been destroyed by the water.


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3 Comments on "Burst water pipe in Herne Hill causes huge flood"

  1. Caroline christian August 8, 2013 at 3:06 pm · Reply

    and someone reported the leak to Thames Water the day before and they said they’d be along in 2 to 3 days!!! (see Evening Standard today) Who will be covering the damage and lost earnings?

  2. Richard August 8, 2013 at 7:31 am · Reply

    The same happened on Brixton Hill in 2011, makes you wonder wherever next? Clearly not only the sewers but also the water supply pipes in London are old and need sorting out, this one had been in use since 1925!

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