Power failure hits Alnwick

A POWER-cut has affected part of Alnwick, including the Sainsbury’s supermarket, Argos, Homebase and Willowburn Sports Centre on the edge of town.

Supply was interrupted at around 3.10pm in the Willowburn Avenue area. At the sports centre, the pool had to be closed, while tills and vending machines were also off. However, the lights inside the main hall continued to work.

Sainsbury’s was forced to make use of its own generator, which allowed trade to continue.

The Gazette has made a call to Northern Powergrid to find out what has caused the problem.

An update will follow.