Bizarre reason for 4,200 homes being without power in Scunthorpe and district last night
Northern Powergrid this morning (Wed Oct 24) revealed that loss of power to 4,200 customers in Scunthorpe and district last night was caused by a BALLOON.
They received a call from a customer reporting that a helium balloon had hit an overhead cable and exploded.
This incident was reported on Gardenia Drive, off Messingham Road, Bottesford, at 7pm last night.
The fault was checked automatically by the control centre and power was restored to all customers by 7.45pm.
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The fault was reported at 6.15pm and 4,200 customers across the DN16 and DN17 areas were affected.
These areas included Scunthorpe, Messingham, Bottesford, Yaddlethorpe and Susworth.