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More London estate shut down by Tooley Street flood

London SE1 website team

Offices, shops and restaurants at More London - including City Hall - were shut on Monday after flood water from a burst main in Tooley Street engulfed the estate's underground service area causing a power cut.

PwC building site
Flood water on the construction site for PricewaterhouseCoopers' new building
Hose at More London
This hose stretched from the PwC building site across the riverside walkway and into the Thames
Pumping out the basement of More London in Braidwo
Pumping out the basement of More London in Braidwood Street
Strada more London
This notice greeted potential diners at the More London branch of Strada.
Tooley Street Mon 28 April
The Fire Brigade is using three high volume pumps each capable of pumping around 7,000 litres of water away per minute

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City Hall, the Hilton London Tower Bridge, Ernst & Young, Norton Rose, Lawrence Graham, thirtysevendegrees gym, Dim T, Strada and Amano's parkside kiosk were all closed on Monday.

Customers at M&S Simply Food were warned of stock shortages with a delivery expected at midday.

Some shops – including Caffe Nero , More Champagne and Bagel Street – were open for business as usual.

Emergency generator vehicles were parked in English Grounds outside Southwark Crown Court.

Fire crews from the Old Kent Road, Peckham, Silvertown and Battersea fire stations remained at the scene of Sunday's major burst water main more than 24 hours after the incident began.

Three large hoses disappeared down Braidwood Street into More London's underground servicing area which was worst hit by the flooding.

Another hose stretched from the construction site for PricewaterhouseCoopers' new building across More London Riverside and into the Thames.

Transport for London says that Tooley Street could remain shut to traffic until Saturday 3 May whilst the clear-up operation continues.

The problems at More London could have a knock-on effect for the declaration of the results of this week's London election due to be held on Friday evening at City Hall.

London Elects, the body which organises the elections, says that a decision on the location for the declaration of the result will be made by Tuesday.

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Click here for Wednesday 12 noon update
Click here for Wednesday 6.30pm update

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