Series of power surges hit Burnham-On-Sea town centre shops
series of power surges in Burnham-On-Sea caused electrical problems
for shops in the town on Wednesday morning (October 29th).
businesses at the northern end of Burnham's town centre suffered
a series of electrical surges just before 9.30am.
at Scotts Furnishings in Victoria Street saw their fluorescent
lights put on a dazzling display, as captured in the video above.
Scott said they'd never seen such problems before, which lasted
several minutes and ended with a power cut.
Power Distribution spokeswoman Irene Evans told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Unfortunately a bird flew into one of our power lines which
tripped it and we had to turn some customers onto an alternative
fault occurred at 9.26am which led to a period of low voltage.
Some customers were then off supply briefly," she added.
firm apologised for any inconvenience caused to customers.