Power cut to more than 200 homes in Hove after surge which lifted manhole cover

Posted On 12 Dec 2016 at 4:05 pm

More than 200 homes are without power in Hove this afternoon after a suspected electrical surge in Lansdowne Place which lifted a manhole cover.
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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.”

  1. Brian Allen Reply

    What about RH6, yet another power cut. I’ve forgotten how many we’ve had this year.

    • Jo Wadsworth Reply

      Hi Brian, we don’t cover Horley I’m afraid. Try the Surrey Mirror?

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