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Engineers in Knighton Park, Barton, attempt to fix the fault in the underground electricity network
Engineers in Knighton Park, Barton, attempt to fix the fault in the underground electricity network

AROUND eight homes in a Barton street have been left with their power cut for several hours as a result of a fault in the underground electricity network.

The outage was reported around 1am today (Tuesday) by a resident in Knighton Park, and supplies were not expected to be restored until around 1pm.

The Knighton Park resident who had raised the alarm posted on Facebook a scan of an update Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) had sent to him around 7.30am, which said further work was needed to deal with the problem.

“Our emergency teams have been on site overnight working to restore supplies to the area, but do now require further crew to attend to assist with investigations,” the company told him.

“We are resourcing additional staff to respond as quickly as possible to help locate and repair the underground fault today.

"Due to the nature of the work required, we are now aiming to have all power restored by 1pm.”

Speaking to the A&T around 10.45am, a spokesperson for SSEN explained the engineers were continuing to investigate the fault to the underground cable that feeds into Knighton Park.

“We’d like to apologise to our customers who have been affected by the power cut and would like to assure them that we are doing everything we can to restore their supplies as safely and as quickly as possible,” he said.

Any customers who have concerns about their power supply or would like updates on engineers progress in dealing with an outage are asked to call the free national electricity emergency helpline on 105.



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