More than 200 homes are without power in Hove this afternoon after a suspected electrical surge in Lansdowne Place which lifted a manhole cover.
Firefighters were called to a manhole cover in the road shortly after 12.30pm, and UK Power Networks are now working to restore power as soon as possible.
A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said: “Engineers are working as quickly as possible to restore electricity supplies to customers in the Somerhill Road area of Hove after a power interruption occurred at 12.32pm today.
“This initially affected 65 customers and we needed to isolate supplies to a further 132 customers at 1.25pm to investigate. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working to restore supplies.”
Call @ 12.36 manhole cover on Lansdowne Place Hove lifted after suspected electrical surge – incident left with UK Power Networks
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