UK power cut snarls trains and road traffic

LONDON (AP) — Large chunks of Britain, including London, were hit with a power cut Friday afternoon that disrupted train travel and snarled rush-hour traffic. Power supplier National Grid said issues with two generators had caused a loss of power across parts of the country and that they had been resolved. Power failures were reported as far apart as London in southeast England and Cheshire in the northwest. Many people reported that the outage lasted just a few minutes, but the impact on travelers was severe. Transit operator Transport for London said some traffic lights in the city had been knocked out, and advised drivers to be careful.

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