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Van submerged in water after flooding in Wealdstone

Flooding in Wealdstone this morning left a van submerged in water with the H9 and H10 buses are on detour.

Footage shows the vehicle under the bridge near Harrow Crown Court with police in attendance diverting traffic away from the scene. Traffic is heavy around the Wealdstone area due to the ongoing incident.

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Wealdstone flooding.

Headstone Drive is partially blocked due to flooding between Ellen Webb Drive and Hailsham Drive. A detour is in operation for buses H9 and H10.

The buses are on diversion via High Street, Long Elmes, Courtenay Avenue and Harrow View, missing stops ‘Harrow & Wealdstone Station’ (H & J) and ‘Harrow Crown Court’ (R & S). The H10 only is also missing stops ‘Harrow View’ (P) and ‘The Wealdstone Centre’ (G).

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Wealdstone this morning. Credit: South East News

The flooding has been caused by a burst pipe.

A spokesperson for Met Police told Harrow Online: “Police were called at 07:30hrs on Wednesday, 31 August to reports of a burst water main causing flooding in Headstone Drive, near Ellen Webb Drive.

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The burst pipe.

“Officers and the London Fire Brigade are in attendance.”

An Affinity Water spokesperson said: “Our repair teams are on site. A road closure is currently being set up. The road underneath the bridge has been shut by police. Excavation works are beginning to locate the source of the leak so that we can undertake the necessary repairs as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused while these repairs are taking place.”

A London Firebrigade spokesperson said: “Firefighters were called to flooding on Headstone Drive in Wealdstone this morning.

“A water main under a railway bridge burst causing flooding to a depth of 1m. Crews assisted two men from a vehicle. There were no reports of any injuries.

“The Brigade was called at 0811 and the incident was over for firefighters by 0916. Two fire engines from Harrow and Stanmore fire engines and two fire rescue units from Wembley and Heston fire stations attended the scene.”