Flash floods cause travel chaos in London

14 July, 2021 12:00 AM printer

LONDON: Heavy rain has caused flash floods in various parts of London, reports BBC.

Cars have been submerged as roads filled with water while train services have also been cancelled.

Photos on social media showed parts of south-west London including Barnes, Raynes Park and Richmond had been affected, as had areas of north London including Golders Green and Highgate.

London Fire Brigade tweeted it had received more than 150 calls about flooding in south-west London alone.

Police based in south-west London advised drivers to avoid the area around Raynes Park station due to the flooding.

“Roads are flooded and dangerous to drive down,” they warned.

MPS Westminster also tweeted people had been evacuated from buildings after flooding hit parts of Hammersmith including Colville Terrace, Holland Road and Ladbroke Grove.

A lightning strike has also damaged signalling at Epsom affecting trains between London Waterloo and Dorking.

Operators have said trains could be cancelled or delayed with commuters advised to check before they travel.