Last night at around 6:15pm there was a power cut here.
One thing I've noticed is that Leicester is crap for power cuts (well, actually, it's very good, there are loads of them).
Power didn't come back until 10pm. Every third house in my street was off (how does that work?) and the traffic lights at the huge road junction round the corner were off too. Street lights were mostly ok though a handful were off.
They had to dig a big hole round the corner on the main road.
However, sadly my Virgin Media 'Tivo' box got frazzled in the process and so I can't watch telly in the living room! Virgin are sending me a new one but it'll be middle of next week.