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JUST IN: Major power cut hits UK after National Grid failure

JUST IN: Major power cut hits UK after National Grid failure

Victoria Station in London

Large parts of the UK are without electricity following a large scale power cut.

Blackouts have been reported in London and the South East, as well as the Midlands and the North East.

UK Power Networks, who control power lines for London and the South East, and Western Power Distribution in Midlands, the South West and Wales both confirmed widespread outages.

The company tweeted on Friday evening: “We’re aware of a power cut affecting large parts of London and South East.

“We believe this is due to a failure on National Grid’s network, which is affecting our customers.”

Northern Power Grid has posted a list of postcodes affected by the power cut. They said they are “aware of an unexpected issue affecting the above postcodes and are working hard to restore power by 1830”.

Kingsbridge Police wrote on Facebook: “There are significant power cuts in Kingsbridge and many surrounding villages. Western Power are aware. Please view their website for up to date information.”

The drop in power is also affecting traffic lights in the capital, Transport for London confirmed.

Radio Clyde News said that “at least 30 sets of traffic lights are out across Glasgow after a number of power spikes caused by the bad weather.”

The drop in power is affecting travel.

Train services in and out of London, including Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express are facing delays and cancellations.

 

Traffic lights in the capital are also experiencing some problems and the Victoria Line on the London Underground is suspended, Transport for London confirmed.

They tweeted on Friday evening warning people to be cautious when using the roads.

Thameslink confirmed that the power cut “train services running across the whole network may be cancelled or delayed”.

They added: “Trains are currently at a stand between Farringdon & Bedford. This is having a wider impact to services across the whole network.”

Meanwhile, photos on social media show the Victoria line in complete darkness with one user tweeting “love being stuck on the Victoria line during a power surge” while passengers on train services have been left at a standstill.

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