Apology issued after thousands left without electricity in Braintree

Braintree and Witham Times: Apology issued after thousands left without electricity in Braintree Apology issued after thousands left without electricity in Braintree

An apology has been issued after thousands of homes were left without power.

Third party damage to an underground cable at 2.52pm caused 1,546 properties in the Marks Farm estate area of Braintree to lose power on Friday.

It took UK Power Networks from 2.54pm to 5.33pm to restore electricity supplies.

A spokesman would not confirm where the third party work had been taking place, but said it was unconnected to road works in South Street.

The spokesman added: “In an unrelated incident last night, supplies were briefly interrupted to several thousand customers in the Braintree area at 8.09pm after a fault on a piece of equipment at an electricity substation.

“We can appreciate how frustrating this must have been, particularly for those who were affected by the previous problem, and would like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused.

“The fault has been rectified.”

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1:59pm Sun 27 Apr 14

SOMETHING2SAY says...

Had powercut here in Mistley too ! No apology.....but £20 of M&S vouchers will suffice !
Had powercut here in Mistley too ! No apology.....but £20 of M&S vouchers will suffice ! SOMETHING2SAY
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2:47pm Sun 27 Apr 14

pierre-pierre says...

hope some nutter got a shock when they cut the cable and found it live
hope some nutter got a shock when they cut the cable and found it live pierre-pierre
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8:10pm Sun 27 Apr 14

YNWAIE says...

It wasn't exactly a catastrophe the power was off for a matter of seconds..I remember the good old days in the 70's when a power cut WAS a power cut
It wasn't exactly a catastrophe the power was off for a matter of seconds..I remember the good old days in the 70's when a power cut WAS a power cut YNWAIE
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