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Gaz_Miller
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Power Failure

Post by Gaz_Miller » 09 Aug 2019, 18:18

Anybody affected by this?

I’m in services off M25 still some way from Dartford - trying to get to Bourne!

Loads of traffic lights out according to staff here. Roads are chaos!
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Re: Power Failure

Post by bristleposh » 09 Aug 2019, 18:43

No problems down in El Dub, it doesn't seem to have affected mumsnet as you call it, it's all the fault of brexiteers apparently, as are the heavy winds.
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Re: Power Failure

Post by tonyp » 09 Aug 2019, 20:44

bristleposh wrote:
09 Aug 2019, 18:43
No problems down in El Dub, it doesn't seem to have affected mumsnet as you call it, it's all the fault of brexiteers apparently, as are the heavy winds.
No problems here either.
Traffic lights all working. Traffic was a bit heavy but the Ekka started today.
It uses a lot of electricity and attracts lots of people.
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Re: Power Failure

Post by tonyp » 09 Aug 2019, 21:01

It only lasted an hour.
It's taking nearly that long to post on this site lately.
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Re: Power Failure

Post by Poshay » 09 Aug 2019, 22:12

According to the BBC News the power cut was caused by the loss of 2 generators. In my days on the back desk at National that would have been unheard of ; at the most a couple of stages of voltage reduction would have done the trick if there wasn't any spare generation to be thrown at it. Times have certainly changed.
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