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Major flooding in Wealdstone as emergency services rush to high street

There is major flooding in Wealdstone tonight which has been caused by a burst watermain on Spencer Road.

Shocking footage sent into Harrow Online shows firefighters on site trying to tackle the flooding. Multiple homes are without water including the following roads being affected in the Harrow area –

Meadow Way

Windsor Road

Clewer Crescent

Hampden Road

Long Elmes

Weald Lane

Sefton Avenue

Tudor Road

Carmelite Road

Graham Road

College Hill Road

Whisperwood Close

A full list showing every road that has been effected by the burst water main can be found here

 

Members of Harrow Online have been posting about the issue saying: “We have no cold water in Harrow Weald. Guess it is connected”.

Major flooding in Wealdstone as emergency services rush to high street Harrow Online
Wealdstone High Street covered by 6 inches of water.

Another person said: “I have no water, I’m not sure but I think it is a burst main. Firefighters are in Wealdstone high street right now trying to deal with it. It’s pretty bad and cars are struggling to get through.”

Another person said: “We have no water at all. Was just about to ring up to see if something happened. Harrow Weald area. Wow this seems like a yearly occurance”.

Someone else noted the unfortunate timing due to the covid-19 pandemic saying: “The time when we have to wash our hands constantly, there is a water burst and many houses are left with no water, now it’s been nearly two hours and I have young kids”.

We have contacted London Fire Brigade who have told us that there are four fire engines and around twenty firefighters on site tackling the flooding. They were called at 21:48 and there is 6 inches of water on the roads.

Affinity Water have sent a text that reads: “HA3: We have received calls from the Harrow area which suggests there may be an issue on our network. Our technician is on their way to investigate the reason for the disruption to water supplies.

“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 water supply as soon as possible. For further information please visit our website.”