Tesco shut as two power cuts hit Wolverhampton

Around 2,000 homes and a busy supermarket were left without power due to separate problems on the same day in Wolverhampton.

The Tesco store in Wolverhampton that used to be a Waitrose
The Tesco store in Wolverhampton that used to be a Waitrose

Homes in WV4 and the surrounding area were left without power on Tuesday as a result of third-party cable damage in the Ward Grove area, Western Power said.

The areas affected included parts of Parkfields, Bilston, Sedgley, Ettingshall and Penn.

Engineers were dispatched and they restored power within an hour, with work finishing around 1pm.

Western Power has apologised for any inconvenience caused.

Meanwhile a separate power cut meant the Tesco Superstore on Marston Road was shut throughout Tuesday. Western Power said the issue was on the side of the superstore.

A Tesco spokesman said at 3pm: “Our Wolverhampton Superstore is currently closed due a power cut and we’re working with our providers to get power restored as quickly as possible. We’re really sorry for the inconvenience.”

It is not yet known when the store will reopen.

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