Weston-super-Mare homes left without power as temperatures rise

PUBLISHED: 18:30 20 June 2017

Towering pylon supporting high voltage power cables in UK

Towering pylon supporting high voltage power cables in UK

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More than 50 homes in the Weston-super-Mare have lost power today (Tuesday) as temperatures rise to 30 degrees.

Western Power Distribution has been working to repair damaged lines after eight properties in Coralberry Drive were left without fans, air conditioning, fridges or freezers.

However the company has said a further 51 properties will have their power switched off while the works on repairs.

A spokesman from Western Power Distribution said: “We received a call from one of our customers at 9.56am this morning to say they had lost power.

“The cause appears to be an underground low voltage cable which has been damaged.

“A digging team arrived at on site at 2pm to excavate the cable and we predict the power will be fully restored in the area by 8pm.”

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