Severed cable cuts power to Seven Dials

Posted On 03 Apr 2015 at 2:18 pm

People living in Seven Dials have been without electricity for several hours today after a power cable was accidentally cut. 

The cable was cut at about 9.20am and engineers have told customers they hope the power will be on again at 3pm.

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said: “Customers in the Compton Road area of Brighton would have seen an interruption to power at 9.20am today after an underground power cable had been damaged by a third party. 

“UK Power Networks engineers have had to isolate supplies to a further group of customers around 10.45am in order to safely proceed with the essential repairs. 

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“We would like to reassure our customers that we are working as quickly and safely as possible to reconnect supplies.”

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