More than 2,000 without power in Newport

More than 2,000 without power in Newport

More than 2,000 without power in Newport

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MORE than 2,000 homes and businesses were left without power this afternoon after an underground cable fault in Newport.

Houses in Cardiff Road and Bideford Road in Maesglas were cut off without electricity from 4.15pm, while parts of Harlech Retail Park found themselves without power.

The Tesco Extra on Cardiff road spent more than an hour without power but used an alternative supply from a separate generator.

A spokesperson for Tesco said transactions were unaffected because of the back-up supply and fortunately the store’s customers did not notice any difference.

Engineers were sent out to investigate the problem, which affected 2,007 customers, and by 5pm just 197 homes were reported as without power. By 5.35pm all homes had electricity back.

But Western Power said the fault had nothing to do with the rainy and windy weather after the remains of hurricane Bertha struck this weekend.

A spokesperson for Western Power said: “The power cut was caused by an underground cable fault. Engineers went out to find out exactly where it is and carry out the work.

“Customers are put on an alternative supply of power from a different area while engineers carry out work on the fault and fix it.

“The fault could be because of anything such as damage by a third party or general wear and tear. It’s too early to say.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to homes in the area.”

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9:31pm Mon 11 Aug 14

Independentvoter says...

Can't believe it my tutor emailed me to say my exam results were being posted online to me and the power on my computer died on me lol Finally had a great result in the end so I don't mind. Good things come to those who wait !
Can't believe it my tutor emailed me to say my exam results were being posted online to me and the power on my computer died on me lol Finally had a great result in the end so I don't mind. Good things come to those who wait ! Independentvoter
  • Score: 5

3:46pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Lisa sparrow - Biggs says...

It not mention it's to do with the houses there building on the argus office site and another problem bidder ford close got to deal with along with the parking alond bidder ford road because thay sold there car parking please sort it out were all getting fed up the problems your causing.double yellow lines as we'll we need to stop you from doing this .
It not mention it's to do with the houses there building on the argus office site and another problem bidder ford close got to deal with along with the parking alond bidder ford road because thay sold there car parking please sort it out were all getting fed up the problems your causing.double yellow lines as we'll we need to stop you from doing this . Lisa sparrow - Biggs
  • Score: -3

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