London flooding hits Tube services and roads

Part of London experienced a major flooding due to heavy rain overnight. The weather event has caused closures in tube services.

The huge amounts of rainwater flooded parts of Knightsbridge, Hampstead and Croydon. The Mirror estimated that the flooding has affected the commute of hundreds of thousands Tuesday morning.

Transport for London has said that the flooding hit at least four tube lines, some delayed; some suspended. Specifically, the torrential rains have led to delays on the Metropolitan, District, Piccadilly, and Circle lines.

Footage from Knightsbridge shows a main road in the upper-end area completely covered in roughly half a foot of water, says the Mirror.

In Hampstead, roads closed up including the usually busy Vardnell Street, causing much delay in people’s normal schedules. Same is reported in roads in Croydon.

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The Met Office tweeted at Tuesday 5 AM: “Torrential rain continues to move east this morning, with localised flooding possible.

“St James’s Park in London has recorded 26mm (just over an inch) of rain in the past hour.”

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The office issued a yellow weather warning in place running from 2am to 12pm. However, it predicted the worst affected areas to be the East and North East, as opposed to London and the South East.

Roads Status:

A3 is closed southbound at Roehampton Lane.

A243 is partially shut.

A12 is closed northbound from the Green Man roundabout.

M23 is closed southbound at J10a due to the weather. with traffic being taken off the motorway.

Large stretches of the M25 have been reduced to single carriageways.


Source: The Mirror

Picture Credit to @OGNreports on twitter.

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