Published: September 16, 2010
Bird strike causes brief power cut to 9,700 homes across Burnham

Thousands of homes across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were briefly without electricity on Thursday afternoon (September 16th) after a bird struck power lines.

Western Power Distribution, which oversees the supply in our area, told that the brief interruption, lasting just a few seconds, affected residents in both towns at around 1.30pm.

"A total of 9,700 homes were without power after a fault on the line between Watchfield and Burnham," Western Power Distribution spokeswoman Tracey Carr told

She added: "Our engineers believe a bird strike is the most likely cause."


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