BREAKING: London is Hit by a Power Outage following a Suspected National Grid Failure - CNN...
London and large parts of England and Wales were hit by massive power cut on Friday after a suspected national grid failure, UK power companies said Friday.
"We're aware of a power cut affecting a large area of London and South
East. We believe this is due to a failure to National Grid's network, which is affecting our customers," UK Power Networks tweeted, later replying to customers confirming that "the issue was caused by a fault on the National Transmission Network," and that they expect power to be restored.
Western Power Distribution, which distributes power to the Midlands, the South West region and Wales said that they were experiencing a "major incident on the national electricity infrastructure," but added that 90%
of their customers have since had their power restored.
"We are working hard to restore the remaining customers as soon as possible," WPD added in a tweet.
Transport for London (TfL) has also confirmed to CNN that parts of its train network were affected following the power outage on Friday evening, but that power had been restored and service was expected to be back up and running shortly.
According to Britain's Press Association (PA) news agency, a spokeswoman for TfL said police officers may need to operate busy intersections where traffic lights had lost power.
She added that it was unclear how big the power cut was, but it was known that some traffic lights were "not working," PA said.
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