Kingston Bridge has re-opened after heavy rainfall flooded the underpass and forced it to close yesterday evening (June 10).

Emergency repair crews worked into the early hours of Tuesday (June 11) to re-open the flooded section of the A308 under the bridge.

Kingston Council (RBK) said that they had succeeded in re-opening the bridge by around 4am on Tuesday morning.

"All works have been completed and the road has been reopened," a spokesperson for RBK said.

They previously offered updates on the situation during the night, highlighting the work of the repair crews sent to tackle the flooding.

The council said it been caused due to a technical fault at the nearby Wood Street Overpass pumping station.

"Kingston bridge will be closed from 1am due to a fault with the Wood Street Overpass pumping station...Council and Thames Water staff are working through the night and anticipate that Wood Street Overpass works will be completed by 2.30am," RBK tweeted during the recovery process.

Footage posted by one Twitter user Monday showed the extent of the flooding the repair teams were forced to contend with (see below): 

By Tuesday morning, Transport for London (TfL) had also confirmed the re-opening of the bridge and underpass.

"Kingston Bridge has reopened following a flood in the Kingston Town Centre area," TfL said on Twitter around 5am on Tuesday.

As the Comet reported Monday, flooding hit Kingston and large swathes of the surrounding area after a deluge of rainfall foreshadowed by the Met Office, who issued an Amber warning alert for the South East during the afternoon.

Despite the diligence of the workers in successfully reopening the bridge, massive disruption and severe travel delays hit Kingston town centre Monday evening as a result of the flooding.

Long delays were compounded after TfL were forced to cancel six bus routes in Kingston temporarily on Monday evening after key sections of their journeys were cut or otherwise made too difficult to navigate safely by floodwater.

Meanwhile, one road user was reportedly forced to abandon their vehicle for a time under the bridge due to the flooding (pictured).

RBK posted a comprehensive list of travel advice for residents of Kingston affected by the flooding, available here: