Power cut closes shop and sta­tion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

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