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Power outage leaves more than 2,000 south Londoners in the dark Tuesday morning

There are also pockets of outages throughout the south-end including more than 1,700 on the Lambeth area,

Posted February 18, 2020 6:24 am

Updated February 18, 2020 10:11 am

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Update: As of 9:30 a.m. Tuesday February 18, 2020, power had been restored to impacted customers in the south end of the city. 

Londoners living in the city’s south end may be waking up in the dark Tuesday morning.

London Hydro is reporting more than 2,000 customers are without power this morning, including more than 1,700 in the Lambeth area alone.

READ MORE: London Hydro reports scattered outages after overnight snow and rain

According to the Thames Valley District School Board, Lambeth Public school is closed Tuesday as a result of the power outage.

Due to a power outage, @LambethPS1 is closed today, Tuesday, February 18. Please see the school website for updates. @AM980News @VirginRadioLON @CBCLondon @LFPress #TVDSB @mybigyellowbus

— Thames Valley DSB (@TVDSB) February 18, 2020

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There’s no word on what led to the power cutting out, but restoration is expected for 9 a.m. Tuesday.

There was a downed hydro pole on Exeter Road, west of White Oak Road that led London police to close both directions of the busy stretch while crews repaired the damage.

The roadway reopened shortly before 9 a.m.

To see the latest outage map from London Hydro, click here.

READ MORE: Power restored after massive London power outage

Drivers and pedestrians are reminded to use caution when traveling through intersections. If traffic lights are out, the public is asked to treat them as four-way stops and follow directions from members of the London Police Service if they’re on scene.

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