Thousands of homes and businesses without power in Burgess Hill as engineers work on a fault

Power supplies have been cut leading to thousands of properties without electricity in Burgess Hill. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Several thousand homes in the Burgess Hill area of West Sussex have been without power.

Engineers temporarily turned off power so that they could carry out safety checks, after a fault in a substation.

Supplies to properties were affected for about four hours.

Homes and shops had no electricity supply, traffic lights and railway station signs out of action and some mobile phone signals were also down.

UK Power Networks say supplies have now been restored after working hard to reconnect customers.

Power was first cut on March 9th, 2023 to allow engineers to work on the problem.

Supplies were restored but cut temporarily again today, Sunday 12th March.