A water main has burst in Wickham Lane causing the emergency services to arrive and close parts of the area.
Heavy rain has hit the area in recent days. A sinkhole opened relatively close to the north in recent days.
The ground below this area is riddled with old mines and caves used to extract chalk for bricks.
Update: The road is now closed with buses diverted.
⛔ DIVERSION ⛔ Routes 96 and 422 are diverted due to a burst water main on Wickham Lane in Plumstead. Services towards Bluewater are diverted via Bostall Hill and Brampton Road. Services towards Woolwich are diverted via Kings Highway and Waverly Crescent.
— TfL Bus Alerts (@TfLBusAlerts) July 31, 2019