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UPDATED: SECOND WIDE-SPREAD POWER CUT HITS THE ISLE OF WIGHT


A second wide-spread powercut has hit the Isle of Wight this morning (Wednesday), this time affecting central and eastern parts of the Island.

As previously reported, Freshwater suffered a major power cut which resulted in 154 postcode areas being without power.

Now, at 01:57, a second major fault has been identified, this time affecting 123 postcode areas in and around Newport, Pan, Downend, Newchurch, Queen Bower, Alverstone, Winford, Apse Heath, Whiteley Bank, Godshill, Rookley, Merstone, Arreton & Brighstone.

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Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks engineers working to locate the fault, which they hope to have power restored by 08:00.

“We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed.

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

“If you need more information, please call us on 105 or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity) and quote reference ‘FX9170′”

UPDATE @ 02:42 – Power has now been restored to the affected properties in the central and eastern parts of the Island.

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Supplies in Freshwater remain off at present.

Map of affected areas.

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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brilliant !!! Just what I needed. I’m in a rave now

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Reckon the one in Brighstone just needs to feed the meter.. XoD

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