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National Grid issued blackout warning for Tuesday night as supplies run low

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The National Grid has issued an alert for potential power cuts tonight. It warned that increased energy usage on Tuesday 22 November could cause power cuts at around 7pm.

The high-demand hours could lead to a "tight electricity margin" with UK households using more electrical appliances than usual for evening meals.

The alert has since been withdrawn as contingency plans were set in place. As reported by Glasgow Live, experts have still warned that today's alert showed signs that there may be "much tighter days ahead".

Energy sector expert Phil Hewitt, director at Enappsys, told the Daily Telegraph : "This is the first tight day of the winter but it is not super tight.

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