A Month's Rain In Just One Night

Flooding causes chaos on roads, tubes and restaurants

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An entire month's rain fell in just a few hours last night bringing chaos to local roads.

A car stuck in water under Fisher's Lane Bridge causing huge traffic jams on all surrounding roads.

A 'super-sucker' (a machine that sucks water from the drains) was dispatched to to the High Road to help prevent flooding although it was unable to save Carvosso's. An eye witness told ChiswickW4.com, "I was there having a drink and the basement toilets were flooded together with the kitchen. A member of staff came to the ground floor level with his trousers rolled up and barefooted. Rescued and water-damaged equipment was brought upstairs."

She added, "Later another staff member told me the cause of flooding wasn’t water coming in directly from the downpour, but from the drains overflowing."

All Tube trains between Turnham Green and Richmond and all Overground trains from South Acton to Richmond were cancelled and traffic problems were reported on the A4, M4, A40 and the North Circular.

The Met Office said 29mm of rain fell at the London Weather Centre in about six hours.

September 16, 2009