Parts of White City near the Tube station are underwater this morning after a burst pipe flooded the area.
Wood Lane between South Africa Road and Uxbridge Road is currently closed and Thames Water engineers are at the scene assessing the impact of the damage.
A spokesperson said the water looked dirty as it would bring up mud, concrete and other detritis on its way to the surface, but said it was not sewage water flowing on the surface.
Twitter was awash with images of the soggy area as commuters struggled to make their way to work.
Kevin Taylor wrote: “Turns out you need a boat to visit White City today.”
And the user @KBean87 messaged Thames Water to say: “Water gushing right outside White City station.”
A Thames Water spokesperson added: “We’re sorry to anyone affected by our burst pipe.”
David Tomile, who has been working at Mini Cafe in Wood Lane, next to the flooding, for a year, said: "I just saw the water rising.
"A lot of cars were travelling through it but the police came here and started organising it. The water is still coming up, but I think they have now got it under control.
"I have never seen anything like this before. It was well organised chaos."