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Wimbledon water pipe burst floods roads

Wimbledon flooding Image copyright LFB
Image caption The water was over one foot high following the burst water main, London Fire Brigade said

A burst water pipe in south west London closed roads and cut off the water supply to hundreds of people for 24 hours.

Thames Water said all customers now had their water back, although some areas had slightly lower pressure than usual.

Earlier the company apologised for the disruption which affected about 1,500 people on Sunday.

Teams are working to fix the pipe, which burst at 11:00 BST on Sunday and caused ongoing traffic problems.

Diversions are in place around Kingston Road, and bottled water is available at the junction with Southey Road and also at Priory Retail Park.

London Fire Brigade said it pumped away water over one foot (30cm) high in Kingston Road on Sunday and provided sand bags to people living nearby.

Thames Water said teams had worked though the night to re-route water and would continue to repair the 30in (76cm) pipe this week.

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