Power lost in Stevenage area during storm now restored

A fallen tree on the A602 just outside Stevenage. Credit: @SfcAlby

A fallen tree on the A602 just outside Stevenage. Credit: @SfcAlby - Credit: Archant

Power has been restored in areas surrounding Stevenage seven hours after it went off, according to reports online today (Monday).

Residents in Knebworth, Benington and some areas of Stevenage have been without electricity since about 7am this morning but the problem – related to the stormy weather – is now believed to have been resolved.

Police reported this morning that telegraph lines had been struck by falling trees on the A602 just outside Stevenage.

Taking to social networking website Twitter around 2pm, @jkolmmurray said: “Power back on in #Knebworth and will hopefully stay on this time.”

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said about 31,000 households in Hertfordshire had been affected.

She said: “UK Power Networks engineers worked through the night and will continue today, moving from job to job to repair the damage and restore power as quickly as is safely possible.

“We will be carrying out helicopter patrols to check overhead power lines.”

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