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sseUPDATED – Properties in the Chillerton, Rookley and Blackwater areas have been hit with power outages today (Tuesday).

Around 120 homes and some businesses were effected by the a power cut at around 10:00 this morning after a power cable in the area came down, with a further 100 homes suffering the same fate at lunchtime today when a second cable also came down nearby.

A spokesperson for Southern Electric has confirmed engineers are working to restore power to those properties effected and hope to have this completed between 17:00 and 18:00 this evening.

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UPDATE @ 17:50Island Echo understand power has returned to the majority of properties in the area.

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