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The Great Blackout Of 2003 (Part 2)...

...hit London this evening. Or at least parts of it. We only lost power in Putney for 30 minutes, but I know other areas were out for much longer. Unfortunately for Londoners it is a cold and wet night, so no chance for spontaneous parties for all those trapped on stalled trains and in the Tube...


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Aug. 28th, 2003 01:03 pm (UTC)
Looks like I got out of London just in time this evening -- 17:57 from Victoria to Mitcham Junction. Croydon was unaffected.
Aug. 28th, 2003 01:14 pm (UTC)
Well, if you could just get the rain to waft gently in the direction of Cambridge, we'd gladly take it off your hands.
Aug. 28th, 2003 01:49 pm (UTC)
Either the Piccadilly area wasn't affected or my UPS lasted long enough:

  9:48pm  up 41 day(s),  9:04,  4 users,  load average: 0.11, 0.10, 0.10
Aug. 28th, 2003 02:53 pm (UTC)
But Simon, what is the point of having the whole Tube (or near enough) close right down if you're just going to sit it out comfortably at home? I dunno, the decay of modern civilisation is wasted on people like you, really it is...
Aug. 29th, 2003 03:50 am (UTC)
NY last week, London this week. I don't live in London, but I'd better start saving for that UPS I was looking at! Trouble is you have to pay fairly serious money for a UPS that will last more than about six minutes...
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