North Herts and Beds villages hit by power cut

Power cuts are affecting people in and around Shefford, as well as those living in the Baldock and Royston area

Power cuts are affecting people in and around Shefford, as well as those living in the Baldock and Royston area - Credit: UK Power Networks

Areas of North Hertfordshire and the Bedfordshire borders have been affected by a power cut.

Shefford and its surrounding villages, as far north as Deadman's Cross and down to Lower Stondon - in postcodes SG16 6 and SG17 5 - were without power from 3.30pm this afternoon (September 27). Power restored to all residences by around 5.30pm.

There was also a separate outage affecting those in SG7 5, SG7 6, SG8 0 and SG8 9 postcodes, which covers Baldock, Newnham, Bygrave, Clothall, Therfield, Wallington, and south Royston, among others.

Engineers attended both sites to diagnose the problem, with an underground cable fault determined as the likely cause of disruption in and around Shefford, and overhead cable fault - a broken electricity pole - responsibile in the North Herts outage.

The 989 affected residences in and around the Baldock and Royston area had power restored by around 9pm, after several hours without electricity.