Power cuts affect more than 1,300 homes in Weston

PUBLISHED: 14:58 07 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:21 07 December 2018

More than 1,300 homes are affected.

More than 1,300 homes are affected.

Copyright:Patrick J Hanrahan

More than 1,300 homes in central Weston-super-Mare and Worle are without power this afternoon (Friday).

A total of 1,319 homes in the BS22 and BS23 postcodes have had their power cut off.

An underground cable fault has caused the incident and engineers are working to have all properties back on by 3.30pm.

A Western Power Distribution spokesman told the Mercury: “We have an underground cable fault which occured at 1.55pm.

“We hope to have all customers back online by 3.30pm.

“We will be making investigations at a later stage.”

Affected areas

- Locking Road, 1,130 homes.

- Devonshire Road, 83 homes.

- Parklands in Worle, 97 homes.

- Merton Drive in West Wick, four homes.

- Park Road in Congresbury, five homes.

UPDATE 4.18pm - A total of 180 homes are now without power in the Mercury patch.

- Locking Road, 74 homes.

- Parklands in Worle, 97 homes.

- Merton Drive in West Wick, four homes.

- Park Road in Congresbury, five homes.

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