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Several streets are flooded after a water main burst in Wealdstone .

Emergency services were on the scene in Headstone Drive carrying out rescues on Tuesday (October 24).

A water main is believed to have burst along Cecil Road at the junction with Headstone Drive.

Residents and businesses are being evacuated as the high street filled with water.

Affinity Water, who supply the area, have asked those living in several surrounding postcodes to avoid using washing machines and dishwashers during the incident.

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Roads in Wealdstone

Road closures are still in place.

Flooding aftermath

Our reporter Qasim Peracha captured these pictures of the aftermath of the flood.

Flooding in Wealdstone left a lot of debris on the streets
Flooding in Wealdstone left a lot of debris on the streets (Image: Qasim Peracha )
Debris left on the street
Debris left on the street

Residents being allowed home

Road closures remain in place following the flooding earlier today.

However, a spokesman for Affinity Water has confirmed some residents are being allowed back into their homes.

Speaking to getwestlondon, the spokesman said:

“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by bursts on two large trunk mains on Harrow High Street and on the junction of Cecil Road and Gordon Road.


“We have configured our network to maintain supplies, however some customers may experience low pressure whilst repairs take place.


“We are working closely with the police and fire brigade who evacuated residents in Cecil Road as a matter of precaution, however many residents have now returned to their homes.


“We would like to thank our customers for their patience whilst these repairs take place.”


Harrow Council and LFB on scene

Statement from Affinity Water

In an updated statement from Affinity Water, a spokesman said diversions are still in place.

“In order to restore your supply during this repair, we have boxed in the damage section of main along Cecil Road and diverted water from other areas.


“Following the diversion on the network, We have had another burst along High Street where we now have a secondary diversion in place; however this may be at a lower pressure than normal until the repairs are complete.


“Our repair teams are on site at both locations along with the fire brigade and work to fix the damaged water mains are under way.


“We anticipate that no customers should be affected by loss of supply throughout the remainder of these repairs.


“A further update will be provided as soon as one becomes available.


“We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by this incident and would like to thank our customers for their continued patience.”

What we know so far

A burst water main along Cecil Road, at the junction with Headstone Drive, in Wealdstone has led to severe flooding this afternoon.

More than 100 people were evacuated by emergency services due to the floods, which reached the depths of 1.5 metres in places.

(Image: Minal Halai)

Affinity Water has said its repair team remain on site and are pumping water out as quickly as possible.

Click here to see the level of flooding in Wealdstone this afternoon.

Work on burst pipe continues

A spokesman for Affinity Water said work is continuing to fix the burst water main.

In their latest statement, released at 2.30pm, the spokesman said:

“Our repair team are on site with the fire brigade working to pump out water as quickly as possible in order to be able to start work to fix the damaged water main.


“We will provide an update and estimate on when this work should be completed as soon as one becomes available.


“We are sorry for the disruption to your supply and thank you for your patience.”

Pictures from Wealdstone

Pictures from the scene show vehicles affected by the flooding this afternoon.

The burst water main has caused flooding to a depth of approximately 1.5 metres in some places.

Flooding in Wealdstone on Tuesday (October 24)
Flooding in Wealdstone on Tuesday (October 24) (Image: Minal Halai)
Vehicles in Wealdstone affected by the flooding
Vehicles in Wealdstone affected by the flooding (Image: Minal Halai)

More than 100 people were evacuated

More than 100 people were evacuated by emergency services after today’s flooding - which reached depths of 1.5 METRES.

Five fire engines and around 30 firefighters and officers attended the scene in Cecil Road.

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokesperson said:

“A burst water main has caused flooding to a depth of approximately 1.5 metres.


“The water main has been isolated and the water is reseeding. Local road closures are in place.


“Over 100 office staff and three residents from a block of flats have been evacuated as a precaution.


“The Brigade was called at 10.55am. Fire crews from Harrow, Stanmore, Northolt and Ruislip fire stations are at the scene.”

Flooding is 1.5 metres deep, say firefighters

London Fire Brigade say the flooding is 1.5 metres deep
London Fire Brigade say the flooding is 1.5 metres deep (Image: LFB)

"Substantial road closures" in place, according to police

Emergency services are still on the scene

Residents can sign up to text alerts on flooding

Images show firefighters wading knee-deep in water

Wealdstone was under water after a burst main pipe
Wealdstone was under water after a burst main pipe (Image: Wealdstone Police)
Firefighters carried out rescue operations on the scene
Firefighters carried out rescue operations on the scene (Image: Wealdstone Police)
Wealdstone was knee-deep in water after a burst main
Wealdstone was knee-deep in water after a burst main (Image: Wealdstone Police)

Residents asked to store water to drink after "24 inch" burst main

Residents are now being asked to store water to drink, in case their water supply is completely switched off.

In their latest statement, Affinity Water said:

“If you are in the above area and are experiencing problems with your water supply it has been confirmed that we currently have a 24 inch burst water main along Cecil Road which may be affecting you.


“Our technician has assessed the burst; a repair team have been called and are on their way to carry out the necessary work in order to restore supplies to normal.


“During this time we ask you not to use any electrical appliances that require a water supply, for example washing machines or dishwashers and to conserve water from storage tanks during the time your water supply is interrupted.


“If you do still have a supply, we would advise you to store some water for drinking, in case your water has to be switched off for a repair to be completed.


“We are sorry for the inconvenience caused.”

Water supply for DOZENS of streets affected

Affinity Water revealed the extent of disruption, with dozens of streets affected.

A full list of affected streets can be found by clicking here.

Residents asked not to use appliances during disruption

Affinity Water are sending a technician to the scene.

Their full statement said:

“If you are in the above area and are experiencing problems with your water supply we have received a report of a burst water main along Cecil Road at the junction with Headstone Drive.


“Our technician is on their way to investigate and a further update will be provided as soon as possible.


“During this time we ask you not to use any electrical appliances that require a water supply, for example washing machines or dishwashers and to conserve water from storage tanks during the time your water supply is interrupted.


“If you do still have a supply, we would advise you to store some water for drinking, in case your water has to be switched off for a repair to be completed.


“We are sorry for the inconvenience caused and aim to restore your supply to normal as soon as possible.”

Footage shows surrounding streets under water

Check before you travel: Bus routes affected

Dramatic image reveals entire street under water