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Power cut hits hundreds in Hoxton as snow closes in

PUBLISHED: 16:40 02 December 2010

The cold weather doesn't just cause a headache for humans.

The cold weather doesn't just cause a headache for humans.

2010 AFP

561 addresses without electricity since midday

Residents and businesses in Hoxton have been stuck without electricity for four hours and counting on one of the coldest days of the year so far.

A power cut struck 561 addresses in Charles Square, Pitfield Street, Rufus Street, Hoxton Market and Hoxton Square at about midday today (December 2) as many people struggled to keep warm in the snowy weather.

It was caused by a fault on a piece of equipment on the high voltage network run by electricity provider EDF.

UK Power Networks engineers were still working at 4.30pm to restore the power.

A spokeswoman for EDF said: “We would like to reassure customers that our engineers are working as quickly as is safely possible to restore power to customers as soon as we can.

“We realise how difficult it can be to be without power, particularly in the cold weather and apologise for any inconvenience.”

Have you been cut off in the freezing weather today? Let us know how it affected you.

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