Sunday, 8 February 2009

Electricity is restored to 1,000 properties after two days

ELECTRICITY supplies were restored to more than 1,000 homes and businesses in the Wiveliscombe area last night.
Many of the properties had been without power for two days after heavy snowfalls brought down overhead cables.
However, some homes and businesses in the centre of Wiveliscombe were only receiving power from a portable generator and were not due to be switched back to mains electricity until this afternoon.
Western Power Distribution said engineers had been working around the clock tocarry out repairs to cables and other equipment damaged by snow and ice.
A spokesman said extra engineers were drafted in from other parts of the country to relieve those who hat had been working extra-long shifts in arduous conditions.
Poor road conditions and additional faults discovered when the original problem was fixed had contributed to the length of time taken to repair the grid.
All electricity supplies were back on by 9 pm last night.

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