A4 in London experiences flooding after downpour
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Torrential rain has lead to flash flooding for many parts of London. Severe delays have been reported on some tube and train lines, while many roads have been flooded causing commuter chaos across the capital. Here’s the latest news on the floods in London.
Numerous parts of London have been flooded after more than an inch of rain fell in less than an hour.
The Met Office tweeted: “St James’s Park in London has recorded 26mm (just over an inch) of rain in the past hour.”
Downpours lead to drains being overwhelmed flooding many roads.
While heavy rains have caused severe disruption across many train and tube lines.
Which tube lines were affected by the floods?
Commuters faced severe delays this morning, as rush hour saw at least four lines suspended or severely delayed.
Before 7am this morning Transport for London (TfL) said the District and Circle lines, Hammersmith and City were delayed due to water flowing into the now-closed Gloucester Road station.
East Putney tube station was temporarily closed due to flooding while Paddington station was exit only.
But the latest update from 10am this morning from TfL is that floodwaters are no longer causing delays to tube services.
There are still severe delays on the District line and minor delays on the Circle, Hammersmith & City and TfL Rail, while the London Overground has been part suspended.
But these are largely due to signal failures and track faults.
Delays to bus services and road closures
There’s been a build-up of traffic and delayed bus services due to severely flooded roads across the capital.
Significant stretched of the A3, A41 and A12 have been closed due to flooding.
In north London, floodwaters have been rising on the Hampstead Road.
Despite this drivers have been attempting to push through creating heavy traffic jams, which have been worsened as the road works are also underway on this stretch.
Earlier this morning just beyond the Hammersmith Flyover a whole lane had been completely submerged by floodwaters.
Despite this traffic has been moving slowly through this area.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for floods across the capital.
This came into effect at 2am on October 5 and will last until midnight on October 6.
The areas expected to be worst hit by the floods are East and North London.
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