Riverside paths flood as Thames Barrier closes
High river levels have seen some sections along the banks of the Thames begin to flood this afternoon.
Some have expressed concern as riverside paths begin to flood in Greenwich, Woolwich and Thamesmead.
Don’t be too concerned if you havn’t seen this before as it does happen pretty often and is designed to do so. It does not mean residential areas will soon flood despite the dramatic appearance of water.
The Thames Barrier is now closed and will be so until 6pm.
This is the 186th time is has closed for flood defence purposes.
Expected reopening time is 18.00 pic.twitter.com/AilL7owc5P
— Alan – Flood Forecaster @ The Thames Barrier (@AlanBarrierEA) October 1, 2019
Another site of high water often seen is upstream of the barrier in front of the Naval College in Greenwich.