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London power cut: 42 postcodes affected in major blackout – full list mapped


Power cuts in London are causing havoc for residents as traffic lights and crossings have been rendered unusable. bystanders have described traffic lights ‘going out’ which has led to confusion on London’s busy roads, as well as causing internet outages in homes and offices in the middle of the working day.

UK Power Networks have said the power outage is due to a “fault on a high voltage underground electricity cable”.

It has now been confirmed that a fire at Poplar substation is the cause of the power cut.

A spokesperson for the London Fire Brigade said:  “Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters have been called to a fire at an electrical substation on Castor Lane in Poplar.

“Part of the ground floor of a two-storey electrical substation is alight. A 25-metre cordon is in place as a precaution.”

The LFB was called at 12.48pm, and includes staff from Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Shadwell and Plaistow fire stations are at the scene.

The cause of the fire is not currently known.

Station Commander Colin Digby, who is at the scene, said: “The fire is causing power outages which could affect around 38,000 customers.

“The whole of the Docklands Light Railway line is suspended. Blackwall Tunnel and Rotherhithe Tunnel are also closed whilst crews work to make the scene safe.”

A map created by the company shows areas that mostly east London postcodes are affected – but some southern and northern areas of the city are also out of power.

The fault is currently expected to be fixed between 2pm and 3pm, after being first reported at 12.27pm today.

Full list of London postcodes affected: 

  • BR2 0
  • BR2 9
  • CR4 4
  • DA16 7
  • DA2 7
  • E1 0
  • E1 1
  • E1 2
  • E1 3
  • E1 3
  • E1 4
  • E1 5
  • E1 8
  • E1 9
  • E14 0
  • E14 2
  • E14 3
  • E14 4
  • E14 5
  • E14 6
  • E14 7
  • E14 8
  • E14 9
  • E14 X
  • E16 2
  • E1W 2
  • E1W 3
  • E3 4
  • E3 5
  • E4 9
  • IG1 4
  • N4 2
  • SE1 6
  • SE23 1
  • SE5 8
  • SE8 3
  • SW19 1
  • SW19 2
  • SW1P 2
  • SW1X 9
  • SW6 6
  • W6 8

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