A burst water main has flooded Tooting high street.

People have been advised to avoid the road this morning due to a burst water main which sent water gushing through the street which started at around 4.27am this morning.

The road has been closed in both directions between Tooting High Street and Longmead Road.

Video and images were posted on social media which showed water flooding the roads around Tooting Broadway Station.

Fifteen shops have been reported to be flooded, as well as some basement flats, with Springfield University Hospital being affected by the leak.

Thames Water said it was working with Transport for London and reached the scene of the burst very quickly and stopped the flooding at around 8am but people in the area may have low pressure or no water which their team are working on. 

Seven fire engines and 49 firefighters and officers also attended the incident and laid sandbags to protect 12 properties in the area. 

London Fire Brigade said: "We were called to a burst water main at the junction of Woodbury Street and Tooting High Street this morning. 

"The junction was flooded to a depth of 30cm. 

"The Brigade was called at 4.27 am and the incident was over at 7.01am. 

"Fire crews from Tooting, New Malden as well as specialist support vehicles from Wandsworth, Lee Green and Sutton fire stations attended the scene."

TfL said Tooting high street remains closed both ways between Blackshaw Rd and Tooting Broadway.