People have been urged to save as much water as possible after "multiple bursts" across the south east.

Thames Water has told customers to only use water that is essential.

In a joint statement by Thames Water, South East Water and Affinity Water - a spokesman said: "Following the recent freeze and rapid thaw, water companies across London and the South East of England are experiencing exceptionally high levels of demand for water due to multiple bursts on networks and an increase in leaks in and on customer properties.

"So they are asking their customers who have water to use as little as possible while they get things back to normal. Not all areas are affected equally, but significant numbers of customers are currently without water or have low pressure.

"We are putting as much extra water as we can into our local networks and fixing leaks and bursts as quickly as possible. We sincerely apologise to all those who are currently without water or experiencing low pressure.

"Right now we really need all our customers’ support and understanding to help us rebuild supplies in our networks for everyone as quickly as possible."

Thames Water said they have completed work to repair a leaking water pipe affecting Wandsworth, and they expect water to return to normal their in the next few hours.

Social media users have stressed that water pressure is particularly low in Penge.

Traffic is heavy on the A21 Bromley Common because of temporary traffic lights and a burst water main. 

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