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Parts of South East without electricity due to widespread power cut

This map focused on the areas initially believed to have been affected by the power cut Credit: UK Power Network

Large parts of London and the South East are without electricity because of a widespread power cut this evening.

The company has tweeted saying it is because of a failure on the National Grid network.

The power cut is affecting travel with train services including Thameslink trains being hit.

Trains between Stevenage and Kings Cross are at a standstill.

Traffic lights in some areas are also off and drivers are being urged to take extra care on roads.