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Hundreds of homes suffer power outage in Harrow

Hundreds of home were left without power in Harrow yesterday afternoon (March 26). 

The power cut started at approximately 1pm and hit the CM4 0, HA1 1, HA1 2, HA1 3, HA1 4, HA2 7, HA4 4, NW11 0 and NW11 9 postcodes within the Harrow area.

The power cut affected nearly 700 homes in Harrow and specifically affected Harrow on the Hill and West Harrow.

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The areas affected by the power cut

UK Power Networks said that this is due to an underground electricity cable faulted on the high voltage network.

The cable fault causing the entire area to lose power. 

One person said: “Not sure if this is just me but it looks like there’s a good few people without power, does anybody know what’s happening as I need to get things ready for later!”

In response to queries on Twitter, UK Power Networks tweeted: “Really sorry to hear this. There’s a large fault on the underground network and engineers are on their way. We’re estimating to have the power back on between 03:00 and 04:00.”

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Greenhill, Harrow. Credit: Google Streetview

In an update at 2.50pm, the network said: “Thanks for your patience this afternoon.

“Our staff are checking our equipment throughout the area to pinpoint the issue on our underground cabling network.

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“In addition to this, they are liaising closely with our control room to find safe and reliable ways to divert power around any problems and get everyone restored.

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Harrow on the Hill. Credit: Google Streetview

“We know that with the current pandemic, our customers are more worried now than ever about the food in the fridge and freezer, so we want to try and help with advice.

“Food should keep for up to 6 hours in the fridge, and between 15-24 hours in the freezer if you avoid opening them.”

Power was restored at around 4:30pm with many homes without power for over 3 hours.