FIREFIGHTERS were called to Isham Road, Norbury in the early hours of this morning after a water main burst due to cold weather.
Frost caused the pipe, near the junction of Tisbury Road, to burst and a resident called the fire brigade after seeing water bubbling up through the tarmac at 3.15am.
Nick Morley, crew manager at Norbury Fire Station, said: "Water was gushing out of the pipe at around 1000 litres a minute."
But Mr Morley said most of the water ran into the street's gullies and the time of day meant disruption was small.
"There wasn't much disruption to traffic but the road was icy where the water had frozen," he said.
His fire crew cordoned the area and alerted Thames Water and Croydon Council.
The council gritted the road and Mr Morley said Thames Water engineers arrived at 7am today to repair the pipe.