Transport for London described it as “a new river” on Kennington Park Road, resulting in huge traffic delays and disruption to several bus routes, including diversions for routes 3, 59, 133, 155, 159, 333 and 415.
1/3 All Routes serving Vauxhall, Pimlico, Stockwell, Camberwell, Peckham, Old Kent Road, Elephant & Castle, Brixton and London Bridge are ..— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) June 29, 2015
2/3 subject to severe delays as A3 Kennington Park Road is closed due to a major burst water main.— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) June 29, 2015
3/3 London Underground accepting Bus ticket holders in Zone 1— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) June 29, 2015
Just walking past the newly created Lake Kennington pic.twitter.com/iylIi7Jpcb— George Miller (@GM1ller) June 29, 2015
Kennington Park Road is currently in flood. Avoid https://t.co/R87K94i7VC— Martin Abrams 🏴🐝🌹 (@Martin_Abrams) June 29, 2015
Kennington Park Rd if you fancy a swim this morning pic.twitter.com/yX4kkMQ1F5— Scott Morris (@SctottMorris) June 29, 2015
Not what I expect on my way in to work! Poor Kennington. pic.twitter.com/PKWtgYJ2u8— George Maudsley (@georgemaudsley) June 29, 2015
"We're working as fast as we can to stop the flooding.
"Kennington Park Road is currently closed in both directions between Kennington Oval and Kennington Station, diversions are in place.
"We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused."
Darren Merril, cabinet member for environment and public realm at Southwark Council, added:"Our main priority is still identifying and assisting any vulnerable residents who may still be experiencing difficulties while full repairs are carried out and water is restored. Two libraries and nine schools in Southwark have closed.
"We know what an inconvenience this is for many people, especially in this hot weather, and Thames Water has assured us they are doing all they can to fix the pipe.”