Power cuts have sparked blackouts this afternoon in areas of Colwick and Netherfield.
The cause is currently under investigation by Western Power, but they don’t yet have an estimated time as to when power will return to properties in the affected area.
If you are experiencing a power cut then call 105: it’s free of charge and an operator will put you through to your local operator who can give support and advice.
What to do during a power cut
- Switch off all electrical appliances that shouldn’t be left unattended, ready for when the power comes back on.
- Leave a light on so you know when the power outage has been resolved.
- Check to see if your neighbours are okay.
- Wrap up warm.
- Contact your network operator to report the power cut, either by calling 105 or via their other available channels.
Can I use my phone during a power cut?
Cordless phones probably won’t work during a power cut. They take their power from the mains and most don’t have battery back-up. Traditional corded phones will work – you might want to keep one handy so you can plug it in and make phone calls if you have a power outage.
In most cases, mobile phones will work if they are charged. If you have a smartphone, you can visit your local network operator’s website or social media channels, where available, to report a power cut and get updates.
Should people on the Priority Services Register call 105?
The Priority Services Register is for people who might need extra support during a power cut; for example, people who need electricity for vital medical equipment.
If you are on the Register and you have a power cut, you should continue to call the phone number that you have been given.