West Drayton flood: Man hospitalised and 80 homes affected after London water main bursts

Around 120 people were affected by a flood in West Drayton when a burst water main filled a residential street.

The road, Falling Lane, was covered in a metre of water in an incident which prompted six fire engines and 40 firefighters into action on Sunday - writes standard.co.uk

Some 80 properties were impacted, some of which were evacuated .

In an update, a spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade , which was called at 8.39pm, said: “Firefighters used sand bags and pumped water away to try and limit damage to homes.

“An unwell resident was transported by Fire Rescue Unit boat to London Ambulance Service crews who took him to hospital.

“The Brigade was called at 8.39pm and the incident was over for firefighters at 1.43am.”

Affinity Water attended the scene to repair the damaged main at 10.50pm.

It was fixed by 3.10pm on Monday, an updated said.

The organisation described it as a “complex repair” and apologised for the inconvenience caused.

At the time of the incident, water was described as “gushing out” by one witness.

Others described issues with the water pressure in their homes.

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