Lightning strike thought to have caused power cut

By Matthew Mckew

Friday, May 23, 2014

 

OVER 400 Isle of Wight homes were left without electricity in the early hours of this morning (Friday), possibly because of lightning damage, according to a power company.

Approximately 404 houses in Wroxall, Blackwater, Rookley and Merstone were affected.

As of 10am this morning, 20 homes were still waiting for electrical power to be restored.

A spokesman for Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution said: "By re-routing power through unaffected parts, engineers have been able to restore supplies throughout the morning. The majority of customers had power back by 6am."

A further 50 homes had their supply restored at 8am.

The spokesman said teams were working to repair equipment and reconnect the final 20 customers.

"We believe the cause of the fault was lightning damage, be would like to apologise for the inconvenience and thank customers their patience," he said.

Reporter: matthewm@iwcpmail.co.uk

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Delicious Icon

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Comments

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. Thousands flock to see Isle of Wight bee-eaters

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  2. Crash at Morton

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  3. Wightlink disruption

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  4. Disruption for Solent commuters

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

  5. GCSE results revealed today

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map