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There is "major flooding" in Shepherd's Bush after a water main burst in Goldhawk Road in the early hours of Wednesday morning (January 31).

London Fire Brigade and Thames Water were called to the incident in Goldhawk Road at the junction with Hammersmith Grove at around 2.48am.

One family is reported to have been evacuated from their property and there are no reports of any injuries.

Goldhawk Road remains closed between Hammersmith Grove and Lime Grove while Thames Water work to fix the burst main.

Flooding in Goldhawk Lane due to burst water main

Motorists have been told to avoid the area and traffic delays are expected.

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Footage of flooding

While Darren was out he also managed to capture this video of the flooding, caused by a burst three-foot-wide water main.

Dramatic photographs show today's flooding

Our photographer Darren Pepe has captured some fantastic pictures from today’s flooding in Goldhawk Road.

Find some of the best in our gallery here.

Sandbags used in Goldhawk Road

A spokesman for London Fire Brigade has told getwestlondon that more than 100 sandbags were used to prevent flooding.

London Fire Brigade used sandbags to deal with the flooding
London Fire Brigade used sandbags to deal with the flooding (Image: Darren Pepe)

Thames Water interview

Tim McMahon, head of water networks at Thames Water, spoke to getwestlondon about the floods in Shepherd’s Bush.

London Fire Brigade update

Closed schools in Shepherd's Bush

According to our reporter Goolistan Cooper, Burlington Danes school did not have any water and was closed today.

On top of that, the temporary Kensington Aldridge Academy, which moved from the foot of Grenfell Tower, was also closed.

Hammersmith and Fulham, council leader, Stephen Cowan, at scene of flood

Hammersmith and Fulham Council leader, Stephen Cowan, spoke to getwestlondon at scene of the flood in Goldhawk Road to reassure residents following a second “major” flood in less than a week.

Tankers sent to Shepherd's Bush

Thames Water said it has sent tankers to the area to help with the local water supply.

We’re sorry to anyone experiencing no water, low pressure or flooding in a small part of west London.

We’ve had a team of engineers there since the early hours of the morning, working to reduce the flow of water, and have closed off a section of Goldhawk Road to allow us to carry out the work.

We’ve sent tankers to pump more water into the network to help water supply in the area and will have everything returned to normal as soon as possible.

Diversions in Shepherd's Bush

'Impromptu aquarium'

Houses and businesses in Shepherd’s Bush have been flooded.

Cafe owner on floods

Fizan Jan, of Titmus Street, who runs local cafe Camden Coffee House, said his mum was rescued from the flood.

Flooding at 12pm

The scene outside Goldhawk Road station at around 12pm
The scene outside Goldhawk Road station at around 12pm (Image: Frederica Miller)

Comment from Labour MP Andy Slaughter

Labour MP for Hammersmith Andy Slaughter said the flooding is “not yet under control”.

Scene of flooding

Our reporter Frederica Miller is at the scene in Shepherd’s Bush.

'Excuse me while I go feed the ducks!'

Cirma Santana, of Shepherd’s Bush, said: “My neighbourhood became a lake this morning.”

More than four hours of water disruption

There has been more than four hours of disruption for some Shepherd’s Bush residents after the floods this morning.

“Still no drop of water coming out of my taps at W4 2LU. That’s more than 4 hours of disruption,” one Twitter user wrote.

Live at the scene

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'Unbelievable scenes'

'It was crazy'

One Goldhawk Road resident has been telling getwestlondon about his escape from the flood waters earlier this morning.

Deren Ghelani said:

I walked out the front door and couldn’t leave because there was so much water - it was crazy.”

You can find out what else he had to say by reading his account here.

'Water supplies affected'

More from Hammersmith and Fulham Council:

Water supplies are affected and some residents may have no water or very low pressure.

“King Street is also closed from Goldhawk Road to Studland Street while Thames Water work to clear up after a burst water main flooded the area last Friday.

“This work is likely to go into next week.

“Please avoid the area if possible. Contact TfL for transport updates.

“If you have problems with your water supply please contact Thames Water on 0800 316 9800 @thameswater.”

The statement from Hammersmith and Fulham

A burst water main on Goldhawk Road near Shepherds Bush Green is causing major traffic disruption this morning.

“We are providing assistance to residents who are affected.

“Goldhawk Road is closed to all traffic and pedestrians between Sycamore Gardens and Goldhawk tube station.

“Hammersmith Grove is also closed to traffic and pedestrians between Astrop Terrace and Goldhawk Road.

“The 94 and 237 buses are on diversion.

Work on King Street to carry on into next week

In a statement about the flooding in Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham Council has also revealed it expects work to repair the burst water main in Hammersmith is “likely to go into next week”.

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'When will Thames Water install new water mains?'

The fact that this is the second major burst water main in Hammersmith and Fulham in less than a week has not been missed by this tweeter

Thames Water apologise for inconvenience

Advice from the local council

Water supply issues

On Monday, a seafood restaurant owner in King Street, told of the panic among his customers when they saw the rising water.

According to TfL a section of the damaged road was still closed while Thames Water engineers carried out emergency repairs.

Following the burst water main on Friday evening, a spokesperson for Thames Water said:

Following last night’s burst in Hammersmith, we’ve had a large team in the area supporting affected customers, cleaning up and planning the repairs.

“Due to the size and location of the pipe, and damage caused to the road, our work will continue throughout the week but we’ll do all we can to reopen the road as soon as possible.”