Aftermath - day after the flood in pictures + trader, traffic news

Lots of queries for aftermath status images, so here you go. Day after the flood and Half Moon Lane remains closed to traffic and difficult for pedestrians between Winterbrook and Stradella. As of 4pm today almost all shops both sides of the Half Moon Lane parade after Herne Hill A215 heading east remain shut. Some are locked up with water damage visible on floors, a few are currently being pumped. We spoke to the proprietors of Tales on Moon Lane who were just getting their cellar and shopfloor drained by flood services. They said they really weren't open for business because they still don't have power and there's no way to make change - but could agree to a sale if a customer had exact change. Also, they've removed all their electronics. Insurance will cover losses, but they said they weren't sure how much "work day" loss will be covered. Elswhere, Number 22 is shut and like other shops you can still see pooled water on their floor. Again no power, so lots of ice chests about. We spoke with Simon at the Half Moon Pub and he expects to be out of business for between 2-3 weeks - larger premises, greater damage, cellar still flooded. See photos below and do support these independent merchants once back in business. Meanwhile heavy duty excavation continues at the burst site with a Daily Update card posted on the surrounding fence by Thames Water. We were told by one worker that a large Victorian mains blew and he couldn't say how long the area would be out of action. Tricky for pedestrians trying to move about the vicinity. Cars approaching on Half Moon Lane from Dulwich for Herne Hill A215 are being diverted around the site to get to Herne Hill A215 are being diverted, either by taking Burbage for Turney to get into Croxted for Norwood Road, or by doing an "up and over" - Carver Road for Herne Hill A215. And that's your afternoon report for the day after, photos follow in order of mention in this story:

Half Moon Lane this afternoon at Winterbrook facing the A215 junction

View to Half Moon Lane from Stradella Rd

Tales on Half Moon about to be drained


Another shut shop - two doors up

Number 22 restaurant shut, water still visible on floor

Main section of Half Moon Pub this afternoon - it expects

to be out of action at least 2 weeks

Another section of Half Moon Pub - now mostly dry but cellar

remains flooded as of 3pm

Excavation continues

Excavation epicentre


Tricky navigation for pedestrians ...

... especially the disabled

A bus being turned around on Half Moon Lane at Winterbrook

Start of fenced off repair area - junction side

Herne Hill A215 junction approach, cars moving