Power cut blacks out 445 homes in Brent Knoll area
power cut left hundreds of homes near Burnham-On-Sea without electricity
for up to three hours last night (Thursday, February 9th).
went off to 455 homes in Brent Knoll shortly after 6pm, leaving
some residents without heating as temperatures outside hovered
just above freezing.
the people affected were Brent Knoll Brownies, who were meeting
in the village hall at the time the power went off.
group's Kate Sutton told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We were left in the dark and managed to keep the meeting
going but cut it short when the temperature of the village hall
was ironic that our discussion topic was the environment and saving
energy - we had to do the activity using the light from the emergency
lighting until the parents picked up their children."
spokesman for Western Power Distribution added:
"Customers in Brent Knoll experienced an interruption to
their supplies. This
follows a transient fault in our 11,000 vault network at 6.13pm,
leaving 445 homes without electricity. Supplies were reconnected
as quickly as possible but around 40 homes were without power
apologised for the inconvenience caused.