This is why Peterborough residents saw a green/blue flash in the sky and suffered a power cut

Peterborough residents have reported seeing a bright blue/green flash in the sky this evening.

Friday, 25th January 2019, 7:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 7:12 pm
Hundreds of homes were left without power in Hassocks yesterday evening (January 28)

The flash was followed by a short power outage.

UK Power Networks have confirmed that across Peterborough there was a power cut due to: "A fault occurred on a high voltage electricity overhead line in the local area.

"This power cut was reported at: 18:05 on 25 Jan 2019."

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UK Power Networks have confirmed all power should now be restored.

Numerous residents have also reported hearing a bang or explosion related to the high voltage fault.

UK Power Networks have not commented on this at this time.