Yesterday morning and afternoon (Friday 6th December) some parts of Kidsgrove were hit by a power cut which is reported to have lasted for at least 4 hours in places.
Shops in some of Kidsgrove were severely affected as they were unable to trade because of the requirement for power to operate their till systems. The power cut which we believe was linked to the small sub-station close to Valentine Road meant that half of the shops in Market Street had no power as well as the Aldi supermarket. Stores such as Lloyds and Home Bargains were affected, however we were told that the former had power in one part of the shop, but not the other.
This power cut would have severely affected takings for businesses in Kidsgrove on one of the busiest shopping days of the week. This power cut came just a day after Kidsgrove was gridlocked due to the M6 being closed. This will not have been a good week for local businesses at what is expected to be a busy time of the year.