Power cut affects Hemel Hempstead businesses

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A fault on a high-voltage underground cable caused a power cut for 13 business premises in the Swallowdale Lane area of Hemel Hempstead this morning, Wednesday.

Engineers rushed out to the road, in Maylands Industrial Estate, and had restored electricity supplies by 10.20am – an hour after the cut was reported.

Jesssica Gallagher, spokesman for provider UK Power Network, said: “We realise how difficult it can be to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience.”

You can report problems with the electricity supply to the firm’s power cut helpline on 0800 7838838.

Flickering lights were experienced at about the same time as the power cut today at Marlowes in Hemel Hempstead town centre.