The London Fireplace Brigade despatched a complete of 10 fireplace engines and round 70 firefighters to the scene, in addition to a Hose Layer Unit and a Excessive Quantity Pump. Police have been additionally referred to as to the scene. Persons are being suggested to keep away from the native space.
Movies shared to social media reveals water gushing down the road, originating from a manhole cowl.
Fireplace crews have been despatched from Kingston and surrounding fireplace stations.
The highway remains to be closed, in line with the Met Police.
Posting on Twitter, the pressure stated: “Police have been referred to as at 8.44am on Monday, July 18 to experiences of a burst water principal in Kingston Hill.
“Street closures are in place.
“Persons are suggested to keep away from the world.”
The flooding comes after Thames Water urged folks to make use of water “very very rigorously”, because of an absence of rain water throughout the UK.
Talking to BBC Radio 4’s At present Programme, Thames Water’s water demand discount supervisor Andrew Tucker stated that no restrictions can be put in place but.
However he warned that the scenario could change sooner or later, saying: “We all know how a lot water we’ve bought, and with folks utilizing extra in the mean time, we’re getting by it sooner than we want.
“If we don’t obtain rainfall within the coming months that scenario could change however we’re staying on high of it each single day.”
The UK may have its hottest day on document this week, with temperatures forecast to hit as much as 41C (106F).
The Met Workplace has issued a crimson excessive warmth warning on Monday and Tuesday in a lot of England, from London and the south-east as much as York and Manchester.
The present highest temperature within the UK is 38.7C, in Cambridge in 2019.
The capital is about to be one of many hottest locations on this planet on Monday, with temperatures hovering above the Western Sahara and the Caribbean.