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Power outage in London: hundreds of homes still in the dark more than 24 hours after the fire of a substation | United Kingdom | News UK News

Data from UK Power Networks shows that swathes of the capital, as far north as Barnet and as far south as Bromley, continue to experience problems today. As many as 41 postcodes remain affected, more than 27 hours after the problems began following the failure of a high voltage cable and a fire at a substation in east London.

Tuesday’s blaze caused the closure of major road links, including the Blackwall, Rotherhithe and Limehouse tunnels, as traffic lights lost power, reports said, while the Docklands Light Railway was also disrupted by the breakdown.

The Poplar substation fire was the main cause of the power outages, but another major power cable also failed, leaving engineers scrambling to repair the damage.

The map shows that east London, near where the substation caught fire in Poplar, has been hit hard with major outages reported as far east as Rainham.

Bromley in the south east was suffering while Barnet in the north was also affected.

Most customers regained power at 3.45pm on Wednesday, more than 24 hours after the substation burned down at 12.48pm on Tuesday.

It is estimated that the substation fire and power cut initially caused problems for 38,000 people. Power has now been restored to the vast majority of them, with engineers working around the clock to reconnect all customers.

Londoners expressed their frustration on social media.

Social media user Fay Hallam tweeted: “Power cuts in East London tonight. It’s like the 1970s all over again! I don’t have enough candles”

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This notice was published: 2022-03-31 00:13:55

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