Engineers looking into power cut at Polegate

Power cut
Power cut

A fault with an underground cable has caused a power cut in Polegate this evening (Monday).

UK Power Networks has confirmed engineers have been assigned to 'locate and fix the issue' brought to their attention soon after 5pm.

A spokesman added: "We became aware of the fault at 17:08. The cause is a fault with an underground cable in the Polegate BN26 5/6 area, our engineers were dispatched to site at 17:13.

"The current status of the issue is that we've assigned engineers to locate and fix the issue; they are now on their way, the estimated timeframe to have power back on is 18:30 to 19:30."

The power cut has affected rail services, with Southern Rail saying trains may be cancelled or delayed until 7pm. Read more on that here.

Have you been affected? Let us know by calling 01243 534166.