Power cut hits 1,100 properties

By a County Press reporter

Friday, February 22, 2013

 

UPDATED 16:25*

A POWER cut hit properties on the Isle of Wight this morning (Friday).

A Southern Electric spokesman said 1,100 customers in Shorwell and Newport were without power from 8:15am.

The vast majority of homes had their power restored by about 9.30am.

*Power was restored to all properties by 4pm.

A fault in the underground cable network was blamed for the power cut.

Reporter: abbyr@iwcpmail.co.uk

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