Scores of Whitehawk households have power restored

Posted On 07 Aug 2014 at 10:39 am
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Power was finally restored to 42 households in the Manor Way area this lunchtime after a fire at an electrical substation at 7pm last night.

About 2,000 buildings in Whitehawk and Kemp Town were affected by the initial blackout, with power returning to most at different stages through the night.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks, whose engineers worked for hours to restore electricity, said: “I’m pleased to report that the final 42 customers affected by last evening’s Manor Road fault had electricity supplies restored at 1.06pm.

“Again, we apologise for the inconvenience caused by this incident.

“Engineers have been working through the night and into today, restoring supplies to 119 customers at 1.40am, 88 at 1.55am, 72 at 2.09am, 79 at 5.55am and another 110 at 6.21am.

“We appreciate how difficult it can be to lose electricity.”

The council’s Whitehawk hub was also hit by loss of power.

A spokesman for East Surrey Fire and Rescue said :”On 6 August at 7.15pm, city crews responded to calls regarding a fire at a substation on Manor Road, Whitehawk, Brighton.

“On arrival, crews used two breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and compressed air foam to tackle the fire.”

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