homes without power and A38 closed after power line blaze
A38 was closed and over 160 homes in Brent Knoll were left without
power for almost five hours last night (Monday) after a power
line caught fire.
A38 was shut in both ways between the junction at the Fox and
Goose pub and Burnham's M5 roundabout at Edithmead following the
incident at 6.30pm.
Max Stacey took this photo of the Western Power Distribution crews
trying to extinguish the sparking transformer and power line.
the pylon is close to the A38, police shut the busy route while
the scene was made safe.
incident caused a black-out in Brent Knoll to 160 properties until
power was fully restored at around 11.30pm.
nearby Fox and Goose pub was left in the dark, but its owner Sue
Lucksom was putting a brave face on it. "We haven't been
able to serve any hot food and it has hurt trade, but accidents
happen and nothing could have been done to avoid it," she
spokesman for Western Power Distribution apologised for the inconvenience.