Update: Electricity providers confirm 90% of customers are now restored and we are working hard to restore the remaining customers as soon as possible.
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London and large parts of the south of England are suffering from a widespread 'power cut' described as "a major incident" by electricity providers.
We are currently experiencing a major incident on the national electricity infrastructure. We are in the process of restoring customers now and will provide further updates as soon as possible for specific areas We are sorry for the inconvenience this is causing.— WPD (@wpduk) August 9, 2019
We're aware of a power cut affecting a large area of London and South East. We believe this is due to a failure to National Grid's network, which is affecting our customers. We may not be able to answer individual tweets at this time. Please keep an eye on our feed for updates.— UK Power Networks (@UKPowerNetworks) August 9, 2019
Power cut in Waitrose... pic.twitter.com/lRSDHZIP6G— Rhys (@rhysrmann) August 9, 2019