Power cut strikes Preston Circus leaving traffic signals inactive

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A power cut has struck London Road in Brighton after a small fire at the substation beneath Preston Circus Fire Station. 

The substation, operated by UK Power Networks, has been dealt with by firefighters, but all traffic lights and signalling systems at the Preston Circus junction are currently inactive.

The East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed police have been called and are on the scene directing traffic.

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said: "UK Power Networks engineers are working to restore electricity supplies in the Viaduct Road area of Preston Circus, Brighton.

"For safety reasons we needed to isolate supplies to 669 customers at 6.37pm this evening after a fault on a piece of equipment at a local substation.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience this is causing. Our engineers are working hard at the scene to reconnect supplies as swiftly as possible."

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7:57pm Thu 6 Mar 14

PorkyChopper says...

Did the firefighters at Preston Circus deal with it or did they have to call 999?
Did the firefighters at Preston Circus deal with it or did they have to call 999? PorkyChopper
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8:49pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Richada says...

A temporary respite to traffic mismanagement at Preston Circus then.
A temporary respite to traffic mismanagement at Preston Circus then. Richada
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9:36pm Thu 6 Mar 14

Jebel2 says...

We have just been told that the power will be off until 2330 - so that will be 5 hours tonight in addition to the two power cuts we suffered last night - really not great

Ann
We have just been told that the power will be off until 2330 - so that will be 5 hours tonight in addition to the two power cuts we suffered last night - really not great Ann Jebel2
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