Driving back South today we saw something quite cool; although I think the residents of Northamptonshire wouldn’t agree with me.
Creeping down the M1, the weather was foul: lashing rain and high winds. All of a sudden, there was a very bright flash over to my right and all the lights (including the motorway ones) for miles around went out. Obviously a power-line had been pulled down and taken out the power supply for the entire area. There were a couple of smaller flashes shortly after, presumably as the power lines were swept around in the wind.
What impressed me was the fact that within 5 minutes, the lights were back on. Obviously too soon for someone to have come out and fixed it, but somehow things had be re-routed and all was hunky-dory again.
Didn’t know the National Grid could be reconfigured just like that. Even when driving, I’m learning new stuff.