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Telford shopping centre evacuated in power cut as cables damaged in roadworks

Shoppers were evacuated from Telford town centre amid a power cut across an area of the town, caused by caused by workers damaging an underground cable.

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Roadworks on Holyhead Road.

Hundreds of shoppers were asked to leave Telford Shopping Centre at around 11.45am on Wednesday, as the area was hit by a power cut. The shopping centre reportedly reopened by 12.05pm.

Telford Shopping Centre
A large power cut that impacted the town centre and surrounding areas was reported on Wednesday morning and was related to the roadworks currently being undertaken on Holyhead Road.

Aldi, on Holyhead Road, in St Georges, was one of the properties affected in the TF2 area and remained closed at around 12.45pm.

Sign at Aldi, on Holyhead Road

A National Grid Electricity Distribution spokesman said: "We are dealing with a power cut in St Georges caused by a third party carrying out work in the area and damaging an underground cable. “Sixteen customers are without power but engineers are doing repairs and aiming to have supplies restored by late this afternoon. We apologise for the inconvenience this interruption has caused.”

National Grid was expecting power to be restored by 4.30pm.