Rain’s mainly a pain on referendum day
Downpours decide to remain as voters battle elements
CHAOS reigned in west London as voters were forced to battle through flooded streets and storms in Uxbridge and Ruislip on the day of the EU referendum.
Members of the public captured the dramatic scenes from across Hillingdon after torrential rain on the evening of Thursday June 23.
The bridge at Ruislip Manor underground station was one of the worst hit streets in the area, with cars being half-submerged in the deep water.
A car park just off Whitehall Road, near Uxbridge town centre, was also flooded.
The heavens opened just after 6pm and some rush hour commuters were stranded as roads in Uxbridge became impassable due to flooding.
Storms sparked fears voter turnout in the EU referendum could suffer as the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan urged voters to brave the rain and have their say.
Sport also suffered as a result of the downpours as Ruislip Rangers FC were forced to postpone games against teams that had travelled from France and Jersey.
The pitches at Kings College Playing Fields, near King’s College Road, were completely waterlogged and the teams from Mantes lajolie near Paris and Jersey were unable to play.
Ruislip Rangers were quick to reschedule the U10s event, which was played at Goals, in South Ruislip, on Saturday.