4,000 homes in Scunthorpe experience power cut after cable fault
OVER 4,000 homes in Bottesford and Messingham lost power last night after a stretch of cable became faulty.
Shortly before 6pm last night (Saturday, January 5) Northern Power Grid was alerted to a power cut affecting 4,280 homes.
Engineers manually re-routed the power supply in four stages, with all homes re-supplied just before 7pm.
The faulty section of cable has since been isolated pending further investigation, but Northern Power Grid does not believe the power cut to have been caused by cable theft.
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A spokeswoman for Northern Power Grid said: "There is nothing to suggest cable theft at this moment and I think we would have known at this stage if it had been theft. We apologise to our customers for any inconvenience."
The power cut affected businesses as well as homes, with dinner service at The Dolphin Inn, in Bottesford, coming to a standstill.
Chris Johnson, manager of The Dolphin, said: "We were full at the time of the power cut, but had to pretty much shut down service while it happened.
"It couldn't have come at a worse time but we were OK safety wise with backup lighting."
People in Bottesford and Messingham also took to social networking site Twitter to share their thoughts.
Andrew Wilson (@andrewcoydwilson) tweeted: "Power cut AGAIN!!!! #Bottesford".
Colin & Pat Cowling (@ColnPat) tweeted: "Power out in Messingham, romantic candle lit evening in the offing? Or play on the iPad?"
Jake Quickenden (@jakequickenden) was interrupted midway through watching the FA Cup tie between West Ham United and Manchester United. He tweeted: "Power cut at my gaff brilliant gonna miss second half of united #FACup and just stood on a plug!!!!"
John Hendy (@johnnhendo) tweeted: "Saturday night put on hold due to a power cut".
Laura Jayne Hunt (@laura_McElderry) tweeted: "Just been a powercut in Messingham! Scared the hell out of me!"