Huge power cut wipes out internet and traffic lights across east London

Chaos has been sparked by a huge power cut in east London.

Traffic lights have stopped working, leaving roads ‘hectic’ and ‘unsafe’, reports on social media suggest.

Onlookers have claimed Rotherhithe tunnel is being closed, although this is currently unconfirmed.

Many Londoners will be unable to work from home as more than 5,000 households are impacted.

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