Published: March 4, 2012
Power cut hits 10,295 homes across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge

More than 10,000 homes across Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge were briefly plunged into the dark this evening (Sunday, March 4th) following a widespread power cut.

The cut lasted just 10 seconds, but affected homes across the Burnham area following a high-voltage fault.

A Western Power Distribution spokesman told "A total of 10,295 homes were without power for 10 seconds at 7.13pm after a 33,000 volt fault in our network."

"All homes were reconnected as quickly as possible by switching over to our back-up supply."

He added that investigations into the fault had only just begun and a cause was not immediately known.


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