Ealry morn­ing power cut hits 15,000 cus­tomers

Hayes & Harlington Gazette - - NEWS -

“SAVE me from the purge” was one plea on Twit­ter as the lights went out in Uxbridge early Fri­day morn­ing hit­ting thou­sands of homes.

Res­i­dents re­ported power fail­ures early in the morn­ing of Fri­day July 28.

The elec­tric­ity provider for the area con­firmed the out­age lasted more than an hour and was due to a fault to an un­der­ground cable. Many took to so­cial me­dia web­site Twit­ter to re­port the out­age. The Uxbridge Water­stones Twit­ter feed posted: “I’m in West Dray­ton and there is a pow­er­cut. SAVE ME FROM THE PURGE, TWIT­TER.”

A spokesman for Scot­tish and South­ern Elec­tric­ity Net­works, said: “Scot­tish and South­ern Elec­tric­ity Net­works (SSEN) was alerted to a power cut in the Uxbridge area at 12.13am on Fri­day 28th July. 15,544 cus­tomers were af­fected by a fault to an un­der­ground cable, with sup­ply re­stored at 1.26am. “SSEN would like to apol­o­gise to its cus­tomers for any in­con­ve­nience this power cut has caused and thanks them for their pa­tience while our en­gi­neers worked to safely re­store their sup­ply.”

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