Eight rescued from stranded vehicles after water main bursts on London road

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  • July 6, 2020
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Eight people have been rescued after several vehicles were trapped in half a metre of water on a road in north-west London.

Firefighters helped motorists stuck on the North Circular road near Brent Cross after a water main burst on the road.

Thames Water said the burst had led to low water pressure or no water at all in the NW2, NW4 and NW11 postcodes.

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Four fire engines were sent to the scene shortly after 3.30pm on Monday, London Fire Brigade said.

“We assisted with getting eight people out of their vehicles, that were trapped in their vehicles due to half a metre depth of water,” a spokeswoman for LFB said.

Labour MP for Brent North Barry Gardiner shared footage of a number of cars stranded in floodwater.

“To all my constituents travelling home this evening intending to use the North Circular. Please be aware of the flooding at the Brent Cross intersection,” he tweeted.

A spokesperson for Thames Water said: “We’re sorry to anyone who has been disrupted by a burst pipe on the North Circular Road.

“We know this has happened at an especially difficult time and understand the concerns our customers may have.

“Our specialist engineers are on their way to investigate the problem, and they will be doing everything they can to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”

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