Lewisham Flood Leaves Road By DLR Underwater After Heavy Rain Follows Mini-Heatwave

Well that didn't last long.

Dramatic pictures have showed a major road interchange submerged in flood water in south-east London after the capital was battered by heavy rain.

Loampit Vale, next to Lewisham’s DLR station, was flooded as the recent heatwave came to a spectacular end.

Transport for London’s traffic account warned that the area was “underwater” in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

It also warned drivers: "Road is now impassable both ways by Lewisham roundabout. Not worth trying to drive through, don't be that guy!"

A motorist struggles with the floodwater
A motorist struggles with the floodwater

This was accompanied by a picture of a motorist whose car was quickly being submerged by the flood waters.

The A20 was closed in both directions in the area while clean-up teams attended.

It reopened later but traffic continued to move slowly.


DLR services between Deptford Bridge and Lewisham also reopened after services were cancelled due to the flooding.

A yellow warning for serious weather has been issued by the Met Office for heavy rain across London.

Further afield, half a month’s worth of rain fell across the Home Counties overnight, according to the Mail.

This is in contrast to the weekend, which saw Britons bask in temperatures of up to 26C.

RIP British Summertime, it was fun while it lasted. For three days.


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