These pictures show the floodwater that has been pumped into the underpass at Purley Cross in a bid to save homes from flooding.
The subway is acting as a secondary ‘balancing’ pond, as the overflowing primary pond at Purley Depot breached overnight, with water spilling onto Brighton Road.
Purley Cross underpass has been closed so floodwater can be pumped in
Croydon Council made the decision last night in a bid to protect around 400 homes and businesses and to keep the Kenley water treatment works from being flooded by surging water.
Flooding in Purley next to the Purley Oaks recycling plant (PIC: Susanne Salling)
Flooding on the railway line between Kenley and Whyteleafe railway stations (PIC: Mark Dolice)