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It's cutting out! Race to restore power in Bishop's Stortford before World Cup clash

The power cut left traffic lights not working. Credit: ITV

Hundreds of homes in Hertfordshire are keeping their fingers crossed for the football... and it hasn't even kicked off yet.

A power cut in Bishop's Stortford has left people worried they may miss England's crunch World Cup clash with Sweden.

It's due to a fault in an underground cable.

Engineers are currently trying to restore power to around 400 homes, which were hit by the power cut at lunchtime.

The estimated time of restoration is between 3-4pm.

"Our engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity to around 400 properties in Bishop’s Stortford, which were affected by a power cut just before 13:30.

"The cause is a fault on an underground cable. We realise how difficult it can be to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

– UK Power Networks
The power cut has hit around 400 homes. Credit: .