This morning a main water pipe on Clapham Road erupted, spewing funky water throughout south London.
Londoners took to social media to expose what has been described from a policeman as “stinky sewage” filling the English streets.
Observers witnessed smelly water oozing into basement apartments.
Thames Water, a representative for the city said the deluge of water was the result of a busted water pipe which later blended with slimy sludge.
Local Angela Reynolds tweeted:
The road has been made into a river. It’s not clear how they are going to stop it. The water is revolting, brown, muddy — well I hope it’s mud.
There are lots of basements around here. One of the houses has already been badly flooded. The water just flooded the road in 10 minutes. It was quite incredible.”
Another resident and journalist Lewis Whyld, posted these photos.
Londoner Marcus Eyskens, 24, tweeted this:
It’s blocked all the road. It’s a lot of water. It’ll probably take a few days to get it under control.
A representative for the London Fire Brigade said: “We received a call reporting flooding in the area. Four fire engines are on the scene and Thames Water are on the way to try and fix the problem. It is very much an ongoing incident.”