Engineers onsite working on power cut in Peterborough

Engineers are onsite working on a power cut in Peterborough this morning (March 5).

A map of the affected area from UK Power Networks.
A map of the affected area from UK Power Networks.

The area affected is the central PE1 area of the city, encompassing Rivergate, Station Road, Bishop’s Road and Northminster.

UK Power Networks were alerted to the problem at 8:38am this morning and sent engineers to the scene. The cause for the loss of power is currently being described as ‘a fault occurred on a piece of our electrical equipment which controls the power to your home.’

A spokesperson for UK Power Networks said: “Our engineers have arrived on site in the Peterborough PE1 1 area, the estimated time for the power to be restored is between 11 and 12am.

“We know that in the current pandemic, a power cut can be especially disruptive, as you may be working from home, or taking care of elderly or unwell family members, and we want to support you however we can.

“We’ll update you with all of our progress, but if you need to speak to us, call our team on 08003163105 any time.

“Please follow the government guidelines about social distancing when interacting with our staff. If you would like more information about what we think the fault is; here’s a short YouTube video”

Those affected can track the progress of the works by visiting

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