Power restored in one Peterborough area following power cuts in the city

Power has been restored in one area of Peterborough after two power cuts in the city this morning (April 7).

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 12:59 pm
The area of Peterborough affected by a power cut earlier today.
The area of Peterborough affected by a power cut earlier today.

Areas in the PE4 postcode such as Paston, Gunthorpe and Werrington South have had their power restored after a power Cut hit the areas at just before 9am this morning.

UK Power Networks Engineers were sent to the area and the power was restored at 10:55pm.

Engineers are also dealing with a second power cut in the city, which is affecting the city centre, including Rivergate, Station Road, Bishop’s Road and Northminster. The power cut was reported at 8:37am, and the same as in Paston, was reported to have been caused by a fault with an underground electricity cable on the high voltage network.

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The initial estimated time for power to be restored has now moved from 10-11am out to between 2-3pm.

A spokesperson for UK Power Networks said: “Our engineers are still working to restore your power.

“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.

“For more information, please see your terms of connection, which are usually provided by your supplier, but are available here https://bit.ly/2VvgXFi. Thank you.”

Those affected by either of the power cuts can track the progress of works at www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut/map