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Power cut affecting large parts of London and South East

PA Media logo PA Media 09/08/2019 By Caitlin Doherty, PA
a close up of a wire fence: General view of electricity pylons (Gareth Fuller/PA) © Gareth Fuller General view of electricity pylons (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Large parts of London and the South East are without electricity following a power cut, UK Power Networks has said.

The company tweeted on Friday evening: “We’re aware of a power cut affecting large parts of London and South East.

“We believe this is due to a failure on National Grid’s network, which is affecting our customers.”

The drop in power is also affecting travel.

Train services in and out of London, including Thameslink, Southern and Gatwick Express are facing delays and cancellations.

Traffic lights in the capital are also experiencing some problems and the Victoria Line on the London Underground is suspended, Transport for London confirmed.

They tweeted on Friday evening warning people to be cautious when using the roads.

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