Massive power cut hits homes and businesses across Northampton

Parts of Northampton have no power this evening
Parts of Northampton have no power this evening

Homes and business have been left without power across Northampton and many parts of the UK this evening (Friday).

UPDATE 7.35PM: Power has now been restored to properties

A National Grid ESO spokesperson said: “We experienced issues with two power generators causing loss of power in selected UK areas.

"The issue is now resolved and the system has returned to normal. Anyone continuing to experience a local issue should contact their local Distribution Network Operator for assistance.”

The power cut has hit large parts of town affecting homes, business, shops and petrol stations.

Some traffic lights have also been reported as not working.

It is not yet clear how many properties are affected but it is being reported that hundreds of thousands of homes have been affected across the UK after a major incident at National Grid.

A spokesman for Western Power Distribution said: "There is an issue at National Grid which is affecting large parts of the Midlands.

"We can't say anything else at this time."

A severe weather warning for rain and wind tomorrow remains in place across the county.