GALLERY & VIDEO: As power cuts hit March because of the floods our readers tell their story in photographs and video

PUBLISHED: 17:27 08 August 2014 | UPDATED: 18:22 08 August 2014

March floods readers pictures. Alpha Street. Picture: Peter Upton.

March floods readers pictures. Alpha Street. Picture: Peter Upton.

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Almost 1,000 homes and businesses in March are without power because of the flash floods.

Boundary Drive. Picture: Steve Williams. Boundary Drive. Picture: Steve Williams.

Five hundred shoppers had to be evacuated from Tesco, part of a riverbank collapsed and many roads flooded within minutes of torrential rain hitting March today.

A UK Power Networks spokesman said: “UK Power Networks engineers are working hard to restore power to customers in part of March following a fault in one of our substations in the area.

“We would like to reassure our customers that we are working as quickly as is safely possible to restore their supplies as soon as we can and are currently investigating the cause.

“We realise how difficult it can be to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience.”

Trains, at this present time, are still running to and from March.

TRAFFIC UPDATES - disruptions

A47 Wisbech, both ways between B198 Cromwell Road and A1101 Elm High Road

A47 Cambridgeshire - Very slow traffic on A47 in both directions in Wisbech between the B198 Cromwell Road junction and the A1101 Elm High Road junction, because of flooding. Approach with care.

A141 Isle Of Ely Way March, both ways at B1099 Wisbech Road

A141 Cambridgeshire - Slow traffic on A141 Isle Of Ely Way in both directions in March at the B1099 Wisbech Road junction, because of flooding. Approach with care.

Nene Parade March, both ways between Wigstone’s Road and B1101 High Street

Cambridgeshire - Nene Parade in March closed between the Wigstone’s Road junction and the B1101 High Street junction, because of a landslip.

A141 Fenland Way Chatteris, northbound between B1050 Huntingdon Road and A142

A141 Cambridgeshire - Slow traffic on A141 Fenland Way northbound in Chatteris between the B1050 Huntingdon Road junction and the A142 junction.

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