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Eight motorists were trapped and had to be rescued after a major road was flooded in northwest London.

Firefighters helped drivers who were stuck in half a metre of water on the North Circular road near Brent Cross.

Thames Water said a burst main on the road had led to low water pressure or no water at all for the NW2, NW4, & NW11 postcodes.



Traffic encounters heavy flooding  near Brent Cross



Traffic chaos as flooding traps motorists at busy interchange
Four fire engines were sent to the scene on Monday afternoon
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Four fire engines were sent to the scene on Monday afternoon
A crowd gathered after a the busy road in northwest London was flooded
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A crowd gathered after the busy road in northwest London was flooded

London Fire Brigade (LFB) sent four fire engines to the scene shortly after 3:30pm on Monday.

An LFB spokeswoman said: “We assisted with getting eight people out of their vehicles, that were trapped in their vehicles due to half a metre depth of water.”

Cars were trapped in the water after a pipe burst
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Cars were trapped in the water after a pipe burst

Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North, shared footage which appeared to show a number of cars stranded in floodwater.

He tweeted: “To all my constituents travelling home this evening intending to use the North Circular. Please be aware of the flooding at the Brent Cross intersection.”

A Ferrari was one of the many vehicles that was submerged
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This Ferrari was one of the many vehicles that was stranded
A schooboy was seen riding his bike over the water of the North Circular
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A schoolboy was seen riding his bike over the water on the North Circular

A Thames Water spokeswoman said: “We’re sorry to anyone who has been disrupted by a burst pipe on the North Circular Road.

“We know this has happened at an especially difficult time and understand the concerns our customers may have.

“Our specialist engineers are on their way to investigate the problem, and they will be doing everything they can to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.”

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