Hundreds of homes, city centre businesses and student halls were plunged into darkness due to a massive power cut tonight.
At around 5.30pm on Tuesday, people in Toxteth started reporting that all the electricity in dozens of postcodes had shut off.
The worst hit areas were the Georgian Quarter, and areas of Dingle, with an ECHO photographer capturing the total darkness which enveloped parts of the city centre.
Hope Street, Roscoe Street and Hardman Street are affected along with a number of residential roads around the L8 area.
Student halls close to the Philharmonic Hall have no electricity at the moment, which means countless students are also affected.
One ECHO reader said: "There's a powercut around L1 to 9.
"All the way down Hope street and Roscoe Street have no electric."
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Another added: "There’s a power cut in the Georgian Quarter affecting from upper Duke Street, along Hope Street and Myrtle street.
"The Co-op there has had to shut and it has also affected the student accommodation by the Phil."
Eerie images taken by ECHO photographer Colin Lane show how areas that are normally bustling with activity are now in complete darkness.
Hope Street is only being lit by the light coming off the cathedrals at either end and businesses which would normally be open and well lit have been forced to close.
Scottish Power issued an update on their website about the power cut and explained that they had no advance warning of it.
They also explained that they believe the issue to be caused by fault on the underground network and they have engineers working to fix it as soon as possible.
In the update, they also said that they hoped the power would be back on before 8pm.
The full statement said: "There is a power cut in the L1 and L8 postcode areas of Liverpool, affecting properties in Berry Street, Hardman Street and surrounding streets.
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"We had no advance warning of this and only became aware of it at 5.31PM.
"Our engineers have arrived on site and confirmed the power cut has been caused by a suspected fault on the underground network.
"Our team will work to get your power back on as quickly and as safely as possible.
"We expect the power to be restored by 7.45PM."
This is the full list of postcodes affected by the black out:
L12SJ, L12SP, L12TR, L14AZ, L14BB, L14BL, L14DL, L14DR, L14HF, L14JF, L14JQ, L14JS, L17AX, L17AY, L17BT, L19AA, L19AD, L19AF, L19AL, L19AR, L19AS, L19AW, L19AX, L19BB, L19BG, L19BP, L19BQ, L19BW, L19BZ, L19DA, L19DF, L19DN, L19DS, L19DT, L19DU, L19DW, L19DY, L19DZ, L19EA, L19EH, L19EN, L19ER, L19EW, L19EX, L19HB, L19HD, L19HE, L19HF, L19HT, L19JD, L19JF, L77BP, L77DN, L77DP, L77DX, L77EA, L77EB, L81NN, L87JZ, L87NE, L87NH, L87NL, L87NN, L87NP, L87PB, L87PE, L87PH, L87PJ, L87PQ, L87PU, L87PY, L87PZ, L87TA
A number of people also took to Twitter to discuss the power cut in Liverpool.
Kiera Hartley said: "As if Tier 3 restrictions weren't bad enough.
"I've not left my room in over three weeks, there's a mass power cut occurring and I'm starving."