Chaos reigned in west London as voters were forced to battle through flooded streets and storms in Uxbridge and Ruislip on the day of the EU Referendum .

Members of the public captured the dramatic scenes from across Hillingdon after torrential rain on Thursday evening (June 23).

21-year-old James Knowles from Hayes had a bright idea to put a smile on commuter's faces when they were stuck in traffic.

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Flooding at Ruislip Manor Station (picture courtesy of Simon Rowley)

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The bridge at Ruislip Manor underground station was one of the worst hit streets in the area with cars being half-submerged in the deep water.

A car park just off Whitehall Road near Uxbridge town centre was also flooded.

Picture courtesy of Paul Junior

The heavens opened just after 6pm and some rush hour commuters were stranded as roads in Uxbridge became impassable due to flooding.

Storms sparked fears voter turnout in the EU referendum could suffer as the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan urged voters to brave the rain and have their say.

(Picture courtesy of Paul Junior)

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Sport also suffered as a result of the downpours as Ruislip Rangers FC were forced to postpone games against teams that had travelled from France and Jersey.

The pitches at Kings College Playing Fields near King's College Road were completely waterlogged and the teams from Mantes la-jolie near Paris and Jersey were unable to play.

Ruislip Rangers were quick to reschedule the U10s event, which will now be held at Goals in South Ruislip on Saturday (June 25).

Waterlogged pitches at Kings College Playing Fields in Ruislip.