Power cut hits Welwyn Garden City town centre

PUBLISHED: 15:08 08 November 2017 | UPDATED: 17:36 08 November 2017

There is restricted access to The Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Nina Morgan

There is restricted access to The Howard Centre in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Nina Morgan

Nina Morgan

Large parts of Welwyn Garden City town centre have been plunged into darkness following a power cut this afternoon.

The Howard Centre car park after the power cut.The Howard Centre car park after the power cut.

It has affected the whole of The Howard Centre, as well as some local shops and sets of traffic lights.

A message on UK Power Networks’ website said: “There is currently a power cut in this area.

“Our engineers are working hard to fix it as quickly as possible.

“We are sorry for any trouble this may have caused you.”

The Howard Centre has been plunged into darkness.The Howard Centre has been plunged into darkness.

It says the reason for the power cut is an “underground electricity cable has faulted on our high voltage network, causing an area wide power cut”.

There is currently restricted access to The Howard Centre due to the power cut.

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