Major disruption is set to continue after a large water main burst flooded Tooting High Street earlier this week.

Thames Water is expecting repair works to be finished ‘within a fortnight’ after nearly 50 firefighters and officers attended the incident shortly before 4.30am on Wednesday (March 7).

Sandbags were laid to protect 12 properties in the area as the flood reached a depth of 30cm.

A Thames Water spokesman said: “We’re really sorry for the disruption a burst on one of our 30-inch water pipes on Tooting High Street is causing.

“We reacted really quickly to the burst on Wednesday, arriving within 15 minutes shutting off the flow to reduce flooding, and we’ve now started to dig down to repair the pipe.

“It’s a complicated job as the broken pipe is very close to another large water main and we therefore have to be very careful not to create further problems.

“We’re working very hard to get everything back to normal as quickly as possible.”

The road is closed from the junction with Garratt Lane to Blackshaw Road, with diversion in place while projects are being carried out.