This post was first published by Croydon Advertiser on 05/07/2018.
Part of Croydon town centre suffers power cut forcing businesses to shut briefly
Homes and businesses along Church Street were affected.
Parts of Croydon were hit a sudden power cut which left homes and businesses without electricity.
Some shops in the town centre were forced to close due to the lack of power which was caused by a faulty piece of equipment.
The sudden power cut hit the town centre at around 2.25pm today (July 5) and lasted for about half an hour.
Homes and businesses were hit along Church Street, while traffic signals were also affected, which caused some confusion between trams and other road vehicles.
Shops along Church Street in the town centre were stripped of power in the cut and some briefly put notices in their windows stating that they had to close.
A faulty piece of equipment has been blamed for the cut.
Residents in the area received a message from the UKPN explaining the situation. UKPN said they became aware of the fault at 2.23pm, which was caused by a faulty piece of equipment at the local substation.
It read: “We became aware of the fault at 2.23pm. The cause is a faulty piece of equipment at your local substation.
Power returned to Croydon within the hour, but not before triggering dozens of alarms into life across the town centre.