Power cut across Peterborough leads to pub and shop closures

A power cut that affected large parts of Peterborough last night has forced businesses to close their doors temporarily.

Saturday, 18th August 2018, 1:46 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:20 am
The sign outside Marks and Spencers in Queensgate today. Photo courtesy of @WeLovePeterboroughUK

The power cut plunged much of Peterborough into darkness at around 10.30pm last night forcing some businesses, like pubs and restaurants to close early.

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Marks and Spencers in the Queensgate Centre remains closed today, Saturday August 18, as engineers work to fix the refrigerators in the M&S Food section of the store which were affected by the power cut.

UK Power Networks said power was restored by 2.16am and the blackout was caused by a fault on the electricity network forcing engineers to redirect power.