A burst water main threatens to cause problems for footballs fans travelling towards Shepherd's Bush for the Championship match against Newcastle at Loftus Road.

Thames Water say the incident occurred at around 1.30pm after a pipe was damaged by a third party digging in the area of Ariel Way and Wood Lane.

It is the third burst water main in less than a week in west London and some Hoops are concerned they won't be able to get to the match in time for the 7.45pm kick off.

Transport for London said Wood Lane was still closed two hours after the incident in both directions and the Central line had been delayed along the entire line.

A Thames Water spokesperson said: “We’re working as quickly as we can to stop the flow of water and will get the pipe fixed as soon possible.

“We’re in close contact with Transport for London to manage disruption to traffic and delays to services on the Central Line.”

We'll bring you updates on road closures and travel advice to help you get to Loftus Road on time.

Wrapping up the blog

Wood Lane has reopened and traffic is moving well according to TFL so it looks like it is time to wrap up the live blog.

The incident occurred at around 1.30pm after a third party dug into the road and hit a water main.

Roads were reopened and the burst water main had been cleared by around 5.30pm.

For a more detailed report see the full story here

No supply issues expected

Thame Water have responded to the reports of a supply problem, saying they were not expecting any problems after the earlier burst water main

Reports of failed water facilities after burst water main

Reports have surfaced online about problems with the water supply near Wood Lane following the earlier water leak.

'Safe travels to all fans'

QPR have tweeted to say the road is reopen and looking clear. They also sent their best wishes to fans travelling to Loftus Road tonight

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Delays possible at Wood Lane

TFL have warned that delays are possible at Wood Lane due to temporary traffic lights at the junction with Ariel Way for National Grid Gas Works.

They added that traffic is currently flowing well

Third burst water main in a week

This is not the first burst water main we’ve seen in west London this month.

A similar incident happened at Holland Park roundabout on Thursday (September 8).

An Ealing police officer surveys the damage caused by the burst water main in West Ealing
An Ealing police officer surveys the damage caused by the burst water main in West Ealing (Image: @EalingMPS)

Bus routes return to normal

Bus routes are returning to normal after the burst water main

Wood Lane reopen

Transport for London say Wood Lane is now open in both and that traffic is beginning to return to normal.

Watch water pouring from the street

This video was taken from the scene by Twitter user @ormhareally

Traffic on Wood Lane

Here is the traffic situation at Wood Lane earlier today according to Google Maps

Here's how Wood Lane looked earlier today
Here's how Wood Lane looked earlier today (Image: Google Maps )

Parts of Central line closed

Sections of the Central line were closed at around 2pm due to the flooding, but services were expected to be back to normal by rush hour

'Should be interesting'

Following the news of a burst water main some people have taken to Twitter to voice their concern ahead of tonight’s QPR home game