Tuesday, November 30, 2021
spot_img
HomeNewsWeirdBroken fire hydrant near London Bridge blows water twenty feet into the...

Broken fire hydrant near London Bridge blows water twenty feet into the air

A broken fire hydrant by the recently finished side of London Bridge station threw water as high as twenty feet in the air this week, just days after the road re-opened.

St Thomas Street was soaked as the impromptu water feature showered down, as bemused commuters looked on.

Cathedrals ward councillor David Noakes was among others who tweeted about the incident, writing: “A huge impromptu twenty feet high water feature has appeared on St Thomas Street days after the road has re-opened!”

Alfie Green, another onlooker, said: “Pipe has burst and is literally exploding all over St Thomas Street onto Bermondsey Street.”

A Thames Water spokesperson told the News that it was not a burst water main, and that a fire hydrant had blown. It was repaired on Tuesday evening.

RELATED ARTICLES

Most Popular

Recent Comments

Michael Peacock on The King of Nunhead
EricEatsPickles on Letters to the editor: 09/11/17
Bermonds03 on Rye Station
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
WesternApproaches on When The Blitz came to Southwark
Peter Bavington on Letters to the editor: 08/12/16
Darren McCreery on Letters: 25/05/16
Paula Griffin on Letters: 25/05/16
Catherine Stephens on COLUMN: Harriet Harman MP
Terrie Walker Amor on £5k raised for brave Southwark kids
Francis Githaiga on GALLERY: Walworth’s Got Talent!
Charlotté India Péto on TOMMY BLACKMORE: Photos and tributes
Jemma Louise Dwyer on Competition: WIN a bike worth £500!
SAMANTHA JANE HATTON on Tributes pour in for Barry Albin-Dyer