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Flooding causes chaos in Finsbury Park

Flooding causes chaos in Finsbury Park

Author: Lewis Newman | Tuesday 8th October 2019

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Chaos erupted in North London this morning, as a burst water main left many streets in Finsbury Park submerged. Twelve fire engines and 80+ firefighters were called to the scene, with many properties (including basement flats) badly effected by the incident. Many postcodes are now left without running water, and as a result several schools in the area have been forced to close.

The pipe burst at around 7.45am this morning, where the water level rose to metre deep lenghts in certain areas. Local residents reported sightings of a huge crack in the road, with the pressure from the escaping water strong enough to move vehicles. The infrastructure of the capitals water system has been called into question for some time, and incidents like the one which took place today may add to the calls for nationalisation of this service. Thames Water have been working on site, and posted the following statement to their website:

“Thanks for letting us know about low water pressure and no water in N1, N4, N5, N7 and N19. Our specialist engineers have now arrived in Queens Drive N4, and are working hard to get your water supply back to normal as quickly as possible. As soon as we have an update, we’ll let you know. We’re really sorry if this has disrupted your day."