THOUSANDS of homes across North London and Hertfordshire have been left in the dark following a massive power outage.
Homes in Stanmore, Harrow, Wembley and Borehamwood have all been left in the dark by a power cut that spanned at least 38 postcodes.
UK Power Networks confirmed that they are looking into the matter as soon as possible, and that more than three thousand homes have been affected.
Thousands of residents have complained of power outages, which reportedly affected phone lines as well as power outages.
National Grid ESO said in a tweet: “We apologize for the disruption to consumers in North West London who were disconnected this evening.
“Some have already reconnected, and engineers are working hard to ensure that all consumers are reconnected as soon as possible.”
In a statement UK Power Networks said: “An underground power cable has failed on our high-voltage network, causing widespread power outages.
“We have restored power to the majority of affected customers, and our engineers are currently working to restore power to the last 2,000 properties.
“We are investigating the cause.”
Their website says that engineers evicted after the cuts took place around 6pm, leaving areas in darkness.
Affected areas are also close to Barnet Hospital, Northwick Park Hospital and Edgware Community Hospital.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17640518/power-cut-thousands-home-candles-north-london/ Power cuts in North London and Hertfordshire leave thousands of homes in darkness as sudden power outages strike 38 postcodes