AROUND 200 homes in South Ealing were left without power for almost 10 hours yesterday (15).
A power cut was reported by Southern Electric customers at about 9.30am on Wednesday morning, initially affecting up to 4,500 homes in Brentford and Ealing residents in the Boston Manor area.
The energy supplier said electricity had been restored to the majority of homes within two hours but up to 400 homes around Boston Road, South Ealing, were still without power at 3pm.
Electricity was restored to 200 of these properties by 4pm. But the remaining 200 households could not switch their lights back on until 7.30pm - 10 hours after the first report - as engineers worked to install temporary generators to the network.
The main roads affected were Boston Manor Road, Boston Road and surrounding residential streets.
A Southern Electric spokeswoman said: "All supply was switched back on via generators at 7.30pm. It was caused by two faults in the high voltage network.
"While all supplies are now back on engineers will carry out repairs and will switch back over to the network as soon as possible. But it is very unlikely to affect the supply again."