go

Hundreds of properties in Burghfield and Burghclere lose power in high winds

Electricity supplies since restored

Jane Meredith

Reporter:

Jane Meredith

Contact:

01635 886637

electricity pylon

SEVERAL hundred properties in Burghfield and also Burghclere, lost power in last night's (Tues) high winds, as Storm Barney reached the local area.

One pump was called at 8.30pm from Dee Road Fire Station in Tilehurst, to Cottage Lane, Burghfield.

A pole carrying a transformer had landed on a bank, caught on trees, about four feet off the ground.

Firefighters remained at the scene until the arrival of Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) engineers, before departing at 9.50pm.

An SSE spokesman confirmed engineers were called out at 8.45pm, after a power cut affected 215 properties in the surrounding area.

Generators were used to restore power, with engineers carrying out repairs to also restore mains supplies.

The spokesman did not know when mains supplies would be restored.

In Burghclere, just over the West Berkshire/Hampshire border, a total 207 properties lost electricity supplies at 5.11pm, after a tree fell on an overhead line, also in high winds.

Mains supplies were restored to all properties by 10.35pm, according to SSE, who released the following statement:

"Apologies to all customers for any disruption and inconvenience they faced as a result of Storm Barney."

Leave your comment

Share your opinions on Newbury Weekly News

Characters left: 1000

News

Newbury cabbie to turn detective on new TV show
News

Newbury cabbie to turn detective on new TV show

Firm operator to become Armchair Detective for the BBC

 
Box clever and give big softie Rocky a champion home
News

Box clever and give big softie Rocky a champion home

Champion boxer Rocky is appealing for a knock-out home

 
News

Hermitage development is on hold as plan is rejected

1comment

 
News

'Amazing' support for charity Christmas fair

 
News

Newbury explosions 'could have been catastrophic'

3comments