Power cut affects thousands of Stevenage homes and businesses

A power cut left thousands of homes and businesses without electricity

A power cut left thousands of homes and businesses without electricity - Credit: Archant

A power cut in Stevenage left 7,730 homes and businesses without electricity this morning.

Electricity cut out at about 10.25am and affected areas across the town including Stevenage Borough Council and the Comet.

Power was restored to all customers just after 10.50am, according to UK Power Networks.

A spokesman said: “UK Power Networks engineers worked as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity supplies to 7,730 properties in Stevenage following a fault on a high voltage cable at 10.25am today. The electricity supply was restored to all customers by 10.51am.

“We understand how difficult it is to be without power and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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Update 12.30pm: The Coreys Mill traffic lights in Hitchin Road, Stevenage, continue to be out of action.

Update 1pm: The traffic lights are now working.

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