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Severe flooding hits North London

5th Dec 16 10:03 am

Flooding causes havoc to properties and businesses…

A ruptured water main has caused severe flooding along part of a key route through north London, many homes and businesses have been affected.

The pipe burst during the early hours of Monday morning, many shared photos on social media as the dramatic incident took place.

Businesses in the popular shopping and dining district around Camden Passage were left under water, part of the A1 was also closed to traffic.

Charlton Place and Colebrooke Row were also affected by the flooding.

Around 100 people were sent to a nearby pub, the Steam Passage Tavern as their homes were flooded.

Jeannette La, 34, lives on Colebrook Row, her flat has been flooded. She told the Evening Standard: “We woke up at 5.30 and there was a waterfall of water coming down our stairs. There were four inches of water in the landing area at the bottom of the stairs and there will be loads more now.”

“I heard the police upstairs and they were able to clear a little bit so I could at least get out. We grabbed the dog and left.”

Water was feared to be as deep as 2 metres and flooded into people’s basements.

Upper Street was shut between Angel Tube station and Islington Green.

A spokeswoman for London Fire Brigade said: “A 460 metre by 150 metre cordon is in place.”

“Around 50 homes and businesses have been evacuated by police and fire crews.”

“Road closures and in place and are expected to remain for some time.”

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