Kingston flooding: Road closures as dozens of firefighters tackle burst water main

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are attempting to stem the flow on Galsworthy Road, Kingston.

Dozens of firefighters are tackling a burst water main in Kingston-upon-Thames as flood water pours across a road.

Ten fire engines and around 70 firefighters are attempting to stem the flow in Galsworthy Road, Kingston.

Dozens of firefighters are tackling a burst water main in Kingston-upon-Thames. Photo: LFB

The fire service was called at 8.47am this morning (Monday, July 18).

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokesperson said: “Firefighters are dealing with a large burst water main which is causing a number of road closures.

“Please avoid the area if possible.”

Fire crews from Kingston and surrounding fire stations are at the scene.

Kingston Council tweeted: “There are road closures in place on the Kingston Hill junctions with Galsworthy Road, George Road and Park Road due to a burst water main.

“Please try to avoid the area if possible.”

A Thames Water spokesperson has said: “Our team are on their way to a reported burst water main in the area.”