Christmas in Carshalton ruined by power cuts

Sutton Guardian: Residents reported the contents of their fridge and freezer being destroyed Residents reported the contents of their fridge and freezer being destroyed

Families in Carshalton were hit by power cuts during the festive season.

Christmas roasts went uncooked and the elderly had to leave their homes due to the cold.

Carshalton residents on Twitter have reported having no electricity on Christmas Day and being told power would be restored today.

Sutton Guardian:

UK Power Networks tweeted yesterday saying more engineers arrived on site just after 5.30pm.

A spokesperson said: “Engineers are today continuing to repair overhead power lines which were damaged in Monday’s storm. Crews have been moved south from the East of England to help the local teams with complex repairs, which will continue until all supplies are restored.

“When the high winds struck, power was initially interrupted to more than 300,000 customers, but engineers quickly restored supplies to most and the East of England was back to normal by Christmas Day.”

The latest figures reveal that 680 customers in Surrey are without power.

Customers can call 0800 783 8866 to report power cuts and get advice or for updates visit www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk.

Have you been affected by the power cuts? Call the newsdesk on 0208 722 6358 or email ssleigh@london.newsquest.co.uk

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