Please be aware that due to serious flooding across the borough there are road closures in place by the emergency services.
Merton Council are working with them to clear the flooded areas.
- Merton have been out clearing drains at worst hit locations across the borough on a priority basis. Other south-west London boroughs also badly hit including Wandsworth, Sutton and Kingston.
- Sewers in many places have been overwhelmed following approximately 50mm rain in an hour in some areas.
- Amber rain warning on met office and flood alerts issued for Wandle and Beverley Brook.
- Essential journeys only. Flooding has caused disruption on the transport network, some tube stations are closed due to heavy road congestion.
- Merton are working closely with emergency services to minimise disruption and manage traffic routes.
- Public should take care and avoid walking through floodwater which is hazardous. Some reported incidents of drain covers coming off due to water pressure. Where the council have been informed, they have made roads safe and informed Thames Water.
- For updates on red routes eg Colliers Wood and Morden, including the A3 and Merantum Way, High Street Colliers Wood and transport check with TfL and use their ‘report it service’.
- More rain forecast this afternoon. Leave good time for your journey home and check TfL website for transport.
- All Polling stations currently open but Sacred Heart, Burlington road worst hit at present.
- Major areas to avoid: Raynes Park under railway bridge closed. Bushy Rd closed, Colliers Wood High Street and Baltic Close closed. South Wimbledon – Morden Rd flooded near High Path. Sheridan Rd/Church Lane flooded, Tramway Path flooded
- Gully crew and tankers are going to hardest hit areas first and the Council highway safety inspectors are visiting locations they can.
We are also aware of a number of Thames Water issues (currently 5) that have developed since the heavy rain last night and have reported these through to Thames Water for their early resolution.