Storm Doris: power cuts reported across St Albans

Power cuts across St Albans

Power cuts across St Albans - Credit: Archant

Power cuts have been reported across St Albans as Storm Doris’ gale force winds rip through the area today (February 23).

Electricity failures have been noted in postcodes across St Albans, including AL10, AL9, AL7, AL6, AL5, AL4, and AL3.

The earliest of these cuts was reported at 11.40am and for the majority it is unclear when the faults will be fixed.

This is only some of the chaos caused by the ongoing storm – trees have fallen across roads and rail tracks, causing trains from St Albans City and St Albans Abbey station to be cancelled.

A spokesperson from UK Power Networks said: “Power supplies have been affected by the severe weather across parts of the east of England and south east electricity network and we have engineers working to restore supplies as quickly as possible.

“We are also remotely restoring many of the electricity supplies.”

She said damages to overhead lines are often to blame for powercuts in extreme weather, but they have extra engineers working to get everything working.

For more information click here, or power cuts should be reported on 0800 3163 105.