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UPDATED: LARGE POWER CUT HITS FRESHWATER


Hundreds of homes and businesses in Freshwater are without power tonight (Tuesday) as a result of a network fault.

154 postcodes in the PO40 area lost supply at 23:19.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks are aware of the problem and are working as quickly as possible to re-route the network and get customers back on the grid.

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Engineers aim to have the power restored by 05:30.

In Godshill, 5 postcodes in PO38 3 have also lost power tonight. The lights went off at 22:45 with an estimated repair time of 02:00.

The network issues are not wholly unexpected with winds gusting 85mph at The Needles at 23:25.

UPDATE @ 02:37 – Homes in the West Wight area are still without power this morning.

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UPDATE @ 09:31 – Power has now been restored to all properties in the West Wight.

For further information about this power cut call the dedicated helpline by dialling 105.

Alternatively, you can send SSEN a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity).

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Terry
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Terry

How can one comment on a Power Failure when there is no power ????

Old bean
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Put the kettle on sse

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