UK power outage: Live updates
This is the end of live updates on the power cut across large areas of
England and Wales, which affected nearly one million people.
Homes and transport networks were hit, with thousands of passengers
finding themselves stranded at major railway stations in London.
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* Major power failures have been reported across large areas of the UK,
affecting homes and transport networks.
* National Grid said it was caused by issues with two power generators
but the problem was now resolved.
* Blackouts were reported across the South East, Midlands, South West,
North East and Wales.
Power restored to London and southeast England after National Grid failure
London (CNN)Trains ground to a halt, homes went dark and cars wandered
through intersections without functioning traffic lights as large
swathes of London and southern England temporarily lost power Friday.
All power has now been restored, according to UK Power Networks and to
Western Power Distribution, which serves power to the Midlands, the
South West region and Wales.
UK Power Networks tweeted that the outages were "due to an issue on the
national transmission network," adding, "we believe all supplies have
Earlier in the day, the country's National Grid Electricity System
Operator tweeted about "issues" with two power generators.
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