UPDATE: Orpington burst water main - car stuck in flooded road

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THERE are reports of a car stuck in a flooded road after a water main burst in Orpington.

It is thought the water main broke on Station Road at the junction with Tubbenden Lane at around 5.30am this morning (Dec 20).

Peter Lohr, of Maxwell Gardens, said: “I’ve never seen anything like it in the 50 years I’ve lived round here.

“There was a car stuck in the middle of the road with all this water around it and the people just had to get out of it in the end.”

Samantha Parry tweeted: “Volvo gets stuck attempting to get through very large puddle under Tubbenden Lane Bridge #flood #awkward.”

The road surface is in poor condition due to the flooding and so caution is advised when driving around this area.

Station Road was closed last night after a car crash in which a 30-year-old woman suffered minor injuries.

Have you got any pictures of the flooding in Station Road? Tweet them to @Newsshopper 

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10:09am Thu 20 Dec 12

fizhog says...

The same road was closed for several hours last night, as a result of a serious traffic accident. No mention of that, but do bore us with the fact that there is a burst water main which isn't actually causing any disruption to traffic.
The same road was closed for several hours last night, as a result of a serious traffic accident. No mention of that, but do bore us with the fact that there is a burst water main which isn't actually causing any disruption to traffic. fizhog
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5:42pm Thu 20 Dec 12

mumof3sons says...

Apart from the road being closed,traffic lights put up to control the flow. O and I beat my bus from the train station down to the bowling alley tonight. So yes,no disruption.
Apart from the road being closed,traffic lights put up to control the flow. O and I beat my bus from the train station down to the bowling alley tonight. So yes,no disruption. mumof3sons
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