Thousands affected by power cut in Halifax

Northern Powergrid�s network comprises more than 61,000 substations, 29,000 km of overhead line and 62,000 km of underground cable, covering an area of more than 25,000 sq km.
Northern Powergrid�s network comprises more than 61,000 substations, 29,000 km of overhead line and 62,000 km of underground cable, covering an area of more than 25,000 sq km.

More than 2,000 properties in Halifax were left without power this morning (Monday).

A Northern Powergrid spokeswoman said 2,444 homes and businesses in postcodes HX1 and HX2 were affected by a fault on its network at around 10am.

She said 104 customers are still without electricity but that power should be fully restored by around 11.45am.

She said: “We have diverted electricity through alternatives networks and would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.

“An investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fault.”