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Power cut in Hambridge Road

Reporter: Jane Meredith Reporter

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HOMES in the Hambridge Road area were plunged into darkness during the early hours of this morning (Friday), due to an electricity failure.
A total of 50 homes in the Hambridge Road area had their electricity supplies cut off at 4am due to an underground cable fault.
The traffic lights at the Hambridge Road/London Road junction were also affected by the cut, as were a second set of traffic lights in the area, believed to be on London Road.
Confirming the fault, spokesman for Southern Electric, Justin Smith, said it would take “longer than normal” to rectify, as it had occurred underground, and it would therefore be necessary to excavate an area of London Road this (FRI) afternoon, in order to reach and repair the affected cable.
“Temporary traffic lights will be in place an it is expected the work will be completed by early, to mid afternoon today, before the evening rush hour,” said Mr Smith.
The cause of the fault, he continued, was likely to be previous work by unknown third parties in the area.
“There's no-one working there now, but we find it's usually due to someone who has been working there a few months before,” he said.

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