Heavy rain floods suspend work of London Tube stations and roads-VIDEO

Heavy rain floods suspend work of London Tube stations and roads-VIDEO
# 18 August 2022 09:15 (UTC +04:00)

Tube stations were shut, and roads became impassable after heavy rain flooded parts of London, APA reports citing BBC.

Sections of Victoria train station were closed due to flooding, while Kentish Town and Holland Park Tube stations were among a number which was shut.

Several major roads were partly flooded, including Upper Street, Farringdon Road, and Hyde Park Corner.

The Almeida theatre in Islington also had to cancel a matinee performance as water leaked through the roof.

Alexander Milward, the press officer for the Almeida Theatre in Islington, told BBC London: "We are sorry to those audience members affected, but the safety of our staff and audience is our top priority.

"We will contact all the audience members affected by the cancellation in the coming days."

Most of the opening day at Lord's cricket ground in England's first Test match against South Africa was also lost due to downpours.

Some platforms and retail units in Victoria Station closed after the main entrance was flooded, although most have since reopened.

A Network Rail spokesperson said the staff was "working to remove the water and get everything back to normal as quickly as possible."

Several platforms at St Pancras train station were also closed as water leaked through the roof.

Tube stations closed due to flooding, including Holland Park, Earls Court, Kentish Town, Turnpike Lane, Loughton, and Tottenham Hale northbound.

The District, Circle, and Central lines experienced delays, and part of the Overground network was also suspended.

Several roads in London were also flooded, and there were long delays on the M25 as pictures showed some lanes of the motorway underwater.