Our Turney and Burbage thoughts are with our friends, traders and residents in Herne Hill affected by a flood from the early hours of Wednesday 7th August 2013. There was extensive flooding close to the junction of Half Moon Lane and Stradella Road caused by a burst water main.
The incident took place at around 5am and the LFB, Police, the council and highways officers were quickly on the scene.
Photo at 10am, 7th August 2013 (Added 8th Aug 2013)
The London Fire Brigade say they are pumping out 40 basements. (Report 11am, 7th Aug 2013)
Letter from Thames Water to traders and residents Burst trunk main – Half Moon Lane – August 2013 (Report 12.15pm, 7th Aug 2013)
Photo added of hole caused by burst water main in Half Moon Lane. (Added 2.23pm, 7th Aug 2013)
Photo added of work in progress in Half Moon Lane (HML). HML closed up to Carver Road; other roads open. Buses 37, 68, 201 and 468 on diversion. HML section could be closed for up to 2 weeks; shops longer. (Added 6pm, 7th Aug 2013)
Photo added of Thames Water contractors working on fixing burst main. Half Moon Lane closed up to Winterbrook Road. Bus 37 on diversion. Southwark teams incl Flood Risk team have been on site. Shops in HML and part of Herne Hill clearing up. Power yet to be restored. More detail at
(Report added 4.30pm, 8th Aug 2013).
More photos added. Thames Water have fixed the pipe, and estimate that the repair of the road and pavement affected by the flood will continue into late next week. To be kept updated on this incident please text ‘Halfmoon’ to 80007.
There is a residents’ meeting at 6pm Tuesday 13 August at Herne Hill Baptist Church with Thames Water.
It is estimated 32 businesses and 2 residents were directly affected by the flood, mainly in Southwark. The Lambeth side of Herne Hill is open for business so please support the traders there.
(Report added 5pm, 13th Aug 2013)