1,700 homes hit by power cut

By Emily Pearce

Saturday, April 20, 2013


ALMOST 1,700 Newport homes were hit by a power cut this morning (Saturday).

Power was lost to properties in the Pan area, including Fairmount Drive and School Lane, at 6.15am.

According to a Southern Electric spokesman, power was restored to the vast majority of the affected homes by 7.20am.

As of 8.15am, only around 30 properties in the Burnt House Lane area remained without electricity.

The cause of the power cut is not yet known.

"Usually it's something obvious, like a cable or power line being brought down, but that's not the case here. Our priority is getting everone's power restored, then we will find the fault," said the spokesman.

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