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09 Aug 2019 | 05:15 PM UTC

UK: Major power outage reported August 9

United Kingdom News Alert

Major power outage reported August 9; significant transportation disruptions reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/9/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION United Kingdom

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Event

A major power outage on the National Grid's network has been reported across large swaths of the UK as of Friday evening (local time), August 9. The outage has caused significant disruptions to rail services and air travel, and traffic disruptions have been reported as traffic lights stopped working. Power operators in the South East, Midlands, South West, and Wales regions have all been affected by the outage.

Transportation and business disruptions are to be expected in the UK over the coming hours until power is restored. 

Advice

Individuals in the UK are advised to monitor developments, anticipate associated disruptions, and ensure electronic and battery-operated devices are fully charged when possible.

 

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