Bank holiday power cut affects thousands

PEOPLE across Comet Country were plunged into darkness last night (Monday) after a fault on the electric grid.

The power cut took place at 10.27pm and electricity was gradually restored by 11.51pm.

Letchworth GC and Baldock were among the areas affected.

A spokesperson for EDF Energy Networks, the region’s power supplier, said: “EDF Energy Networks would like to apologise to several thousand customers in the Stevenage area who lost power supplies at 10.27pm on Monday night (30 August) after a fault at a major substation.

“Our engineers worked as quickly and as safely as possible to restore supplies.

“The first customers had power again within 15 minutes with all supplies back on, in stages, by 11.51pm.

“We have fixed it now and everyone should be back on.”

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