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Mayhem as water five foot deep floods street

By Rafi Mauro-Benady

A number of homes in one of the capital’s wealthiest areas were yesterday damaged by flood water with a depth of around five feet.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) was called after a water main burst on Notting Hill Gate, Notting Hill.

credited to @LondonFire

The LFB was called at 8.25am and the incident was over for firefighters by 1.40pm.

Two fire engines from Kensington and Paddington fire stations, a fire rescue unit from Euston Fire Station, and support vehicles attended the scene.

Borough Commander Darren Tulley, who was at the scene, said: “A large water main burst and flooded the basements of a number of properties, both residential and businesses, in the surrounding area.

“We worked closely with partners including Thames Water and TfL to alleviate and divert the flood water.

credited to @LondonFire

“Notting Hill Gate was closed between the junctions of Linden Gardens and Kensington Church Street and is likely to remain closed for some time.”

The LFB added that the road is closed and that people ought to avoid the area where possible.

Twitter user @RaoulCodd said: “Just another quiet morning on Kensington’s ground.”

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