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It could happen again on your next visit to Blighty, so be prepared. Trains suddenly stopped, homes went dark and auto traffic was dangerous with no stop and go lights.

Much of London and southern England lost power for several hours during the usual busy Friday. Later, UK Power Networks reported that the mess was "due to an issue on the national transmission.” So, senior tourist, take note in case it happens when you’re in London and any other world big city.

During your wanderings, always have a flashlight or smartphone with brightly lighted face. A small bottle of fresh water and snacks could help if the delays extend into several hours. And, especially when you’re in subways, buses, trains, stations and other crowded areas, be continuously alert to protect your belongings. The possibility of pickpockets and other crimes could happen.

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