Rotherhithe residents were left without power overnight because of a fault with an underground electricity cable.
Forty-six properties in Goldsworthy Garden, Silwood Street and Eugenia Road were left without electricity from 3.12pm yesterday, until 10.30am today due to the fault.
A spokesperson for UK Power Networks told the News that fridges and freezers should stay cold for up to eight hours after a power cut – but that customers could make a claim on their home insurance for any losses after this period.
“Our advice is that customers should keep the door closed and if possible put a blanket over the fridge or freezer which will help to insulate it,” said a spokeperson.
“If a power cut lasts for a longer a period of time, we can help residents make a claim on their house insurance for any losses by providing them with a letter.
“UK Power Networks engineers worked as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity supplies to 46 properties after a fault on the electricity network at 3.12pm yesterday.
“Power was restored in stages, with the final customers back on at 10.30am today.
“We would like to apologies to customers for the inconvenience caused.”
Any customers wishing to make a claim on their house insurance are asked to contact UK Power Networks via their website or their customer care number on 0800 316 3105.