Power Failures Hit Huntingdon

A SERIES of power failures have been causing problems for homes and businesses in the Huntingdon and St Ives areas. Today (August 1), several thousand homes and businesses in Huntingdon are experiencing blackouts as a result of a fault on the power netw

A SERIES of power failures have been causing problems for homes and businesses in the Huntingdon and St Ives areas.

Today (August 1), 'several thousand' homes and businesses in Huntingdon are experiencing blackouts as a result of a fault on the power network overnight.

The fault happened at 12.26am and engineers from EDF Energy have been restoring power to customers in stages, a spokesman said.

In Huntingdon High Street some stores remained closed at 11am this morning, including Boots, Next, M&Co, Burtons and Sports and Fashions.


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Yesterday morning (July 31) around 2,500 homes in the Marsh Lane, London Road and Station Road areas of St Ives lost power from 8.30-10.40am in a separate incident.

A spokesman for EDF Energy said of the Huntingdon outage: "The problems people are experiencing are as a result of a fault on our high voltage network, interrupting supply to several thousands customers in the Huntingdon area at 12.26am.

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"Our engineers restored power to all, in stages during the night but, regrettably, we are now having to isolate supplies to several thousand customers in order to be able to carry out repairs in safety.

"We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.

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