Massive power cuts spark transport chaos in London

Aug 9, 2019. Millions of people were affected by major blackouts after power cuts paralysed the nation causing chaos as homes, airports, traffic lights and trains were all left without electricity due to a ‘failure of the National Grid’. Areas including London and the South East, as well as the Midlands and the North West were all left without power in scenes described as a ‘nightmare’ by those caught up in the confusion. The National Grid Electricity System Operator has revealed the outage was caused by a problem with two generators, but is still investigating.

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