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.

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4


Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. Trains halted as lorry hits bridge

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  2. Cheeky cyclist raises eyebrows and cash

    Monday, September 22, 2014

  3. Friends witnessed tragedy

    Tuesday, September 23, 2014

  4. Police hunt fight suspect

    Monday, September 22, 2014

  5. Red Funnel announces £2.2m investment after record summer

    Monday, September 22, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map