A major power outage has caused chaos to transportation across the United Kingdom.
Airports, trains, tube lines, local subway stations and traffic signals were affected by the unprecedented outage.
U.K. Power Networks said there are aware of a power cut affecting large parts of London and South East.
They believed the cause to be due to a failure on National Grid's network.
Due to a large scale National Grid failure there is a power cut in the London and South East areas, meaning that some traffic lights are down. Please be very cautious on the roads!— TfL Traffic News (@TfLTrafficNews) August 9, 2019
26,000 homes in parts of north west England, near Liverpool, and 100,000 homes in the north east, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne were were without power. There was also reported disruption to transport networks.
Power failures bring reported across parts of the UK— Ben Brownlee (@ben_brownlee) August 9, 2019
Maps show current and past day cuts#powercut
Power operators for the South East, Midlands, South West and Wales report cuts.
UK Power Networks said it believed it was due to a "failure on National Grid's network". pic.twitter.com/MnlYHP2n6j
Parts of Scotland were also affected with news outlets reporting that traffic signals across the city of Glasgow not working.
At least 30 sets of traffic lights are out across #Glasgow after a number of power spikes caused by the bad weather.@GlasgowCC say all lights will be attended and switched back on as soon as possible once the weather allows.— Radio Clyde News (@RadioClydeNews) August 9, 2019
Be careful when approaching dark traffic signals. pic.twitter.com/Rs1mc3DxPX
The power outage happened during the Friday evening rush-hour commute. Police officers were at underground stations calming down infuriated commuters.