Severe delays were reported on Clarence Street in Kingston today due to emergency water supply works.

Transport for London (TfL) reported "severe delays" on the A307 (Clarence Street) throughout the morning (March 8).

A burst water main was the reported reason for the emergency works causing the delays.

Around 11am Tfl said on Twitter: "Buses around the Kingston area are experiencing severe delays due to emergency waterworks in Clarence Street."

Another travel agencies also reported slow-moving traffic in the area, particularly at the junction of Fairfield North and at Kingston Hill.

BBC London Travel said: "Long delays heading into Kingston. Clarence Street : lanes 2 and 3 blocked by burst water main. Kingston Hill is crawling into town, from the Water Gardens to the Manorgate Road Roundabout. Then on London Road, the delays continue towards the one way system with roadworks."

Kingston Council meanwhile advised residents and those travelling through Kingston to avoid the area and seek alternative routes.

On Twitter, Kingston Council said at around 11am: "#TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE: There are still severe delays on the one way system in #Kingston Town Centre this morning due to last night's Thames Water leak outside Wilkinsons. Please continue to avoid the area if you can. We'll keep you updated with any further developments.

"Severe delays on the one way system in Kingston Town Centre this morning due to @thameswater water leak last night outside Wilkinsons."

Thames Water told the Surrey Comet they were sorry for any incovenience caused by the leak, which they had since fixed, and were now working to repair the road. 

A Thames Water spokesperson said: "We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused by our work to fix a leak on a valve. This repair is now complete and we’re working to resurface the road as quickly as possible."

Thames Water said that no properties had been impacted by the leak.