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Engineers try to fix power cut affecting Ilford, Gants Hill, Goodmayes, Redbridge and Wanstead ahead of England v Croatia World Cup Game tonight

PUBLISHED: 14:33 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 14:41 11 July 2018

One of the areas hit with a power cut. Picture: UK Power Networks

One of the areas hit with a power cut. Picture: UK Power Networks

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The nation is collectively nervous ahead of England’s semi-final World Cup game against Croatia, but Redbridge residents have an extra reason for concern following a power cut.

House in IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4 and E11 have been affected.Picture: UK Power NetworksHouse in IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4 and E11 have been affected.Picture: UK Power Networks

More than 1,000 households have been affected in Ilford alone and UK Power Networks has had 59 calls about the loss of electricity at 10.33am this morning (Wednesday, July 11).

Some residents living in IG1, IG2, IG3 and IG4 areas were also affected.

A spokeswoman for the company said it is trying to get the power back on before the three lions take to the pitch in the Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, and engineers are working as safely and quickly as possible.

“Engineers are currently on site working to safely restore electricity supplies” she said.

“A fault on the underground electricity network caused a power cut at 10.33am this morning.

“We would like to reassure customers that supplies will be restored as quickly as possible.”

Updates can be found at ukpowernetworks.co.uk/power-cut

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