Breaking News First reported by Island Echo

PROPERTIES LOSE POWER IN NETTLESTONE AND SEAVIEW

UPDATED: Hundreds of properties in the Nettlestone and Seaview areas have lost power this evening (Saturday).

A fault with the high voltage network has plunged 74 postcodes into darkness in the PO34 5 region.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks say they were made aware of the issue at 19:33 and anticipate power to be restored by 21:30.

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A spokesperson has said:

“We apologise for the loss of supply.

“Our engineers are on site working to get the power back on as quickly as they can”.

Those living in nearby Ryde have reported that the lights have been flickering.

Anyone requiring further information can call 0800 072 7282 quoting ET4161. Information can also be acquired by calling 105.

UPDATE @ 21:53 – 21 postcode areas remain without power tonight, according to SSEN.

Restoration of supplies is now expected by midnight but it is understood generators are being brought in to allow that to happen.

Engineers are said to be struggling to locate the fault.

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