Statement from Essex Police
We are aware of a widespread power outage affecting the #Thurrock district. UK Power Networks are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Officers may be a visible presence in the area as a precautionary measure and are approachable should you have any concerns.
Lakeside shopping centre was evacuated late this afternoon (Saturday, 20 November) following a power cut.
There were widespread and intermittent disruptions to power supply across west Thurrock this afternoon.
Power was reportedly restored to Lakeside after 4pm, with staff and shoppers outside. Emergency services are on the scene.
It is reported that there are some people stuck in lifts.