PICTURED: Crayford Road floods

Courtesy of Robert Kennard

Courtesy of Robert Kennard

Robert Kennard

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Crayford Road is flooded due to a burst water main and around 230 houses will be without water as the pipe is repaired.

Thames Water is aware of the problem, which occurred this morning when a 10in-wide pipe burst. 

Engineers arrived at 11.30am and have closed off the main as they try to fix the pipe. 

Robert Kennard caught these pictures of the devestation.

The 19-year-old, of West Hill said: “I was shocked by the sheer volume of water.

“As you head to Crayford from Dartford, the concrete has warped all the way along because of the water, which is all muddy.

“I’ve never seen that area so flooded. The water went all up the side of my car.

“At the roundabout it is flooded by a foot and the water is flowing down the hill into Crayford.

“None of the roads were closed off but it’s quite dangerous so I think they’re going to have to close them.”

This Is Local London: Courtesy of Robert Kennard

Lauren Watson tweeted: "Crayford is a lake right now."

Kent999s tweeted: "CRAYFORD: Watch out on the A207 Crayford Road as a water main has burst."

A Thames Water spokeswoman said: "Our engineers are dealing with the incident.

"The flooding should subside as they have closed the water main off.

"Around 230 houses will be affected as our team repair the issue."

Did you see it? Call the newsdesk on 01689 885 721 or email hwood@london.newsquest.co.uk 

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2:18pm Thu 10 Apr 14

PoppyGreenLeaf says...

"Devastation" hahahaha, yes I can see that the houses around the burst water main are flattened to the ground, other houses flooded and families without beds to sleep in.
"Devastation" hahahaha, yes I can see that the houses around the burst water main are flattened to the ground, other houses flooded and families without beds to sleep in. PoppyGreenLeaf
  • Score: 18

3:59pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Virtual-Monster says...

Headline should read: 'Free water for Crayford residents - About time they had a wash'.
Headline should read: 'Free water for Crayford residents - About time they had a wash'. Virtual-Monster
  • Score: -26

5:52pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Crayman says...

Rumour I heard was the water mains bursts are caused by changes in the water pressure due to the new development opposite McDonalds in Crayford. This is the 2nd major leak in 18mths - I can't ever remember any other leaks before the flats appeared..
Rumour I heard was the water mains bursts are caused by changes in the water pressure due to the new development opposite McDonalds in Crayford. This is the 2nd major leak in 18mths - I can't ever remember any other leaks before the flats appeared.. Crayman
  • Score: 15

3:10am Sun 13 Apr 14

constant voice says...

Heloise Wood should get 'spell checker' on her PC. The 'devestation' is surely 'devastation'.
And as for Robert Kennard, yes ROBERT KENNARD, using a mobile device to take photo's whilst driving. Its people like you who cause devastation!!
Heloise Wood should get 'spell checker' on her PC. The 'devestation' is surely 'devastation'. And as for Robert Kennard, yes ROBERT KENNARD, using a mobile device to take photo's whilst driving. Its people like you who cause devastation!! constant voice
  • Score: 6

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