We can confirm a power outage is causing significant disruption across road and rail. Please avoid non-essential travel.
— City of York Council (@CityofYork) December 3, 2018
Northern Powergrid confirmed that the power outage has affected 5058 properties. The energy company initially claimed that power would be restored by 16:45, but has now revised that estimate and claims power should be restored by 17:45.
— Northern Powergrid (@Northpowergrid) December 3, 2018
Those who were intending to travel in and out of York by rail tonight have advised to travel tomorrow instead. The Council has evacuated its West Offices meaning no services will be available from that site. The Council has also cancelled its decision-making session that was due to take place this evening.
One student whose house has been affected by the outage told Nouse: “The power outage has affected by WiFi and my ability to do my essay which is due tomorrow. I am extremely frustrated by this massive inconvenience.”
You can keep informed of updates on the City of York Council website here.
More to follow…