London flood chaos: North Circular underwater leaving drivers trapped in submerged cars

London flood chaos: North Circular underwater leaving drivers trapped in submerged cars

The A406 North Circular Road is closed in both directions after a burst water main flooded both sides of the carriageway. The overflow of water overwhelmed motorists and forced them to a standstill. The London Fire Brigade are currently at the scene freeing motorists who were trapped in their cars at the Brent Cross Interchange. 

Video footage of the aftermath of the burst main has begun surfacing online.

Many videos feature cars stranded in the large body of water with one showing a truck attempting to drive through the flooded road.

The closure has resulted in heavy delays and traffic jams in both directions.

Some motorists have taken to Twitter to voice their frustration at the current situation.

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One annoyed social media user wrote: “Burst water main on A406 AGAIN.

“Tried to search for it online and looks like this isn’t the first time this has happened.

“Last time in 2018? Who is doing such an awful job at fixing this mess?

“Ridiculous, take some damn responsibility, get the job done properly.”

Another added: “Only in the northwest side of A406 does tomfoolery like flooding happen.”

Another wrote: “This always happens in that area.

“Especially if there is heavy rain, however, it is not been raining today.

“Roadworks were happening in that part through last week on Hendon Way.”

Other social media users were able to see the lighter side of the incident.

A Twitter user remarked: “That’s alright, a replacement boat will help anyone who is trying to get anyone from the A406/A41 to the shopping centre and retail park.

Another added: “No, I’m sorry but the Ferrari that is sitting on the A406 is killing me lol’

Transport for London has not indicated when the area will be clear and opened again but motorists are being advised to avoid the area. 

Published at Mon, 06 Jul 2020 16:22:00 +0000