Published:
June 27, 2014
89 Highbridge homes hit by 10-hour power cut after accident

Dozens of homes in Highbridge were without power for over ten hours on Thursday evening after a power line was accidentally cut by workmen.

Western Power Distribution confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com that 89 homes in and around Sparks Way, pictured, were without electricity following the cut to supplies which started just after 4pm yesterday.

The last homes were reconnected at 2.50am in the early hours of Friday morning.

A Western Power spokesman said: "The outage was caused by cable damage in the area which cut our low voltage supply. We had 89 homes off during the interruption to the supplies and apologise for the inconvenience to customers."

One of those affected was local resident Mandy Williams who told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I couldn't get home for several hours because the road was blocked by those repairing the damage - I'm concerned that I may have to throw away a lot of defrosted food in my freezer."

Burnham fire crews were initially called to the scene after smoke was seen emerging from the road area where the power line had been cut.

Major construction work is currently underway on the nearby former cattle market site where dozens of new homes are being built.

Pictured: Western Power workers repairing the damaged power line

 


Bookmark and Share

Search Burnham-On-Sea.com|Add Burnham-On-Sea.com to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from Burnham-On-Sea.com|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated Burnham-On-Sea.com calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube