residents hit by power cut across Burnham-On-Sea area
of homes across the Burnham-On-Sea area were without power on
Sunday evening, February 21st, following a major power cut.
Power Distribution told Burnham-On-Sea.com that a total of 10,000
homes in Burnham, Highbridge and the Berrow area suffered an outage
at 7.38pm following a high voltage fault.
Chivers, spokesman for Western Power Distribution, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "A total of 10,000 customers in Burnham
did experience a short inturruption to power supplies lasting
several seconds this evening."
problem was caused by a fault with our 33,000 volt system. We
automatically switched supplies to a back-up system to restore
power within a few seconds and minimise disruption."
alarms were set off across the area and several sets of traffic
lights were knocked out of action.