Baldock and Letchworth now hit by power cut

The power cut in Baldock and Letchworth started shortly before 11.45am this morning.

The power cut in Baldock and Letchworth started shortly before 11.45am this morning. - Credit: Archant

A power cut has now hit parts of Baldock and Letchworth, on top of the disruption to water supplies today caused by a burst main.

The lights went out in homes and businesses in the SG6 and SG7 postcode areas – in Baldock and Letchworth – at about 11.45am.

UK Power Networks said that 626 properties in Baldock and Letchworth were affected by the cut, which follows a fault on an underground electricity cable in the Weston Way area that faulted the high-voltage network.

A spokeswoman said: “UK Power Networks engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity supplies to 626 properties in Baldock and Letchworth following a fault on an underground cable in the Weston Way area of Baldock.

“We understand how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience this is causing.”


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North Herts Leisure Centre, in Letchworth’s Baldock Road, is among the locations that have closed until further notice.

UK Power Networks’ website says that the power should be back between 1pm and 2pm.

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It is not clear if the outage is connected to the burst water main and floods in the fields near Weston Way.

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