Flood waters rise to depths of 60cm in Chingford street

Flooding in Lower Hall Lane, Chingford.

Rescue crews used an inflatable boat overnight to reach residents.

Cars in the flood water.

Water surrounds flats.

Fire crews at the scene.

Residents make their way through flood water.

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Flood waters in Chingford are beginning to subside after a flood sluice was opened by the Environment Agency and Thames Water.

Police went door to door at around 3am overnight to reassure residents that their properties were not at risk as the water rose to depths of up to 60cm.

Sandbags were placed around an electrical station as a precaution.

No properties were directly affected, according to the fire brigade.

Hall Lane is currently closed in both directions between Waltham Way and Walthamstow Avenue.

The 444 bus is on diversion via Chingford Road and Chingford Mount Road.

An Environment Agency spokeswoman said the water level in the River Lea were extremely high overnight, putting properties at risk of flooding.

The agency confirmed that no residential properties were flooded and said one garage and several cars parked nearby were extensively damaged.

"Thames Water will be monitoring the situation going forward and will attend to operate the sluice gates again when necessary," the spokeswoman said.

"We do not anticipate any further issues."

 

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11:20am Sun 9 Feb 14

TTMAN says...

Cork tree factory was always on a flood plain so building houses and flats there with all the hard standings was a disaster waiting to happen.
Cork tree factory was always on a flood plain so building houses and flats there with all the hard standings was a disaster waiting to happen. TTMAN
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7:02pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Jamie225 says...

Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe
environmentagency.co
.uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer.
Inside the Environment Agency have been exposing the failings of the Environment Agency for going on a year now http://www.insidethe environmentagency.co .uk - others have been exposing these failings for much longer. Jamie225
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