Power cut closes shop and station
NORTHWOOD Hills station was closed and several high street shops were left for hours without electricity because of a power cut.
The power failure started early on Tuesday, February 10, and was still affecting some shops in Joel Street, Northwood, at 5.20pm.
The Metropolitan line tube station was closed from 6.54am to 7.34am, according to a Transport for London (TfL) spokeswoman, who said the closure was caused by “a local power failure”.
A spokesman for electricity provider UK Power Networks said that afternoon: “A fault on an underground electricity cable interrupted power supplies to 84 customers in the Briarwood Drive area of Northwood Hills at 6.55am.
“UK Power Networks engineers worked to excavate and repair the fault in order to restore all power supplies to normal.
“We understand how difficult it is being without electricity and apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.”
Neal Adatia, manager at AMT Sports, in Joel Street, said around 10 shops near the station remained without power in the afternoon.
Speaking during the outage, he said: “I think their lights are still off.
“We’ve had a busy day, so if we’d had a power cut it would have been bad for business. Everyone’s lost trade.”
a salesman at estate agency Bennett Holmes, in Joel Street, said: “Our officers are near the station and we haven’t been able to open our offices, so it’s not been a great day.” POLICE reported a woman for a public order offence after a verbal homophobic attack on the London Underground.
The 43-year-old, from London, attended an interview with British Transport Police (BTP).
It followed a BTP appeal for information regarding homophobic abuse being shouted at Northwood station, on November 14.
PC Natalie Fairhurst, of BTP, said: “I would like to thank the media and members of the public for their help with this appeal.”