London, England – with less than 50 days to go before the Summer Olympics take place in the United Kingdom, Murphy’s Law has struck. As the saying goes, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong” is still vibrant and true.
Apparently, a crew from the Thames Water department was making a pipe repair inside the Stratford Station tube, one of London’s busiest and central to travel, energy, and water for the Olympics, and accidentally burst the water main. The break flooded with tube line with an estimated two million liters of water and along with that the type of chaos and disruption one would expect.
Thus far, the Thames Water department has been quick to respond and was expected to drain off the water in a matter of hours. In the interim, additional bus routes were added to keep pedestrian travel flowing as much as can be expected under the circumstances.