Published: May 10, 2009
Brief power cut hits over 10,000 homes in Burnham-On-Sea

Thousands of homes across Burnham-On-Sea were briefly without power on Sunday evening (May 10th) following a power cut.

Over 10,000 homes in the town suffered a short power cut at 5.43pm following a high voltage fault.

John Chivers, spokesman for Western Power Distribution, told on Sunday evening: "Customers in the centre of Burnham did experience a short inturruption to power supplies today at 5.43pm."

"The interruption lasted only around ten seconds and affected 10,103 homes due a transient fault at a sub-station."

He added that all the homes affected were quickly moved onto a back-up supply to avoid any major inconvenience.


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