Power cut leaves hundreds of Hunts homes in darkness

MORE than 300 homes in Tilbrook and the surrounding villages were left without power after a fault developed on an electricity network. Power was disrupted to 338 properties in Tilbrook, Catworth and Kimbolton at 12.41pm on Tuesday (November 10). Fir

MORE than 300 homes in Tilbrook and the surrounding villages were left without pwoer after a fault developed on an electricity network.

Power was disrupted to 338 properties in Tilbrook, Catworth and Kimbolton at 12.41pm on Tuesday (November 10).

Firefighters were called to an electricity pylon on fire, just off Station Road, Tilbrook, at 12.43pm. Crews used dry powder to extinguish the blaze by 1.32pm.

The electricity supply was restored to all but 29 customers by 1.51pm.


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A spokesman for EDF Energy Networks said the cause of the fault was still being investigated and engineers were working to restore power to the remaining customers.

Power was restored to the remaining homes at 10.30pm with a further short power disruption at about 2am.

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She said: "A team of engineers and linesmen is working to carry out repairs to the damaged section of the electricity network and restore power to the remaining customers affected as quickly as possible.

"We do appreciate how difficult it is to be without power and would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused."

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