A BURST pipe is spewing raw sewage across London Road in West Croydon. The incident is at the junction with Hathaway Road. Croydon Council and Thames Water have been made aware of the issue. A Thames Water spokesman said: "A crew is on its way to London Road in Croydon where we have received reports of sewage flooding the road. "As soon as we get there, we can investigate what has happened and ensure the road is cleaned up." Update: Thames Water describes the internal flooding as 'utterly horrific' Police are at the scene and are redirecting traffic, and buses are being diverted. Joy Bowling, owner of Halos hair salon, in London Road, said: "It has been going on for about 40 minutes. I called Thames Water and they said it would take up to eight hours to come out. "I told them I also have water coming into the back of the shop as well so they said maybe up to four hours. "There has been a smell there for about three weeks. I phoned the council and they said it's nothing to do with them." Rishad Tawois, a member of staff at Pizza Go Go, said: "This is not the first time this has happened. It happened about ten days ago. "Last time it was during the night and no one came. It started because it was raining very heavily but when the rain stopped, it stopped." Prem Sundaram, owner of Select Supermarket, put shopping trollies around the leak to try to stop people driving through the sewage and spreading it across the road. "People don't understand what they are for so they keep coming through. "I phoned the police and they said they would sort it out but the water people haven't come yet. "The problem is that the drainage in all the flats around us is blocked."
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