1,500 homes lose power

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Around 1,500 homes were without power – some for more than eight hours – in Quadring and the surrounding area on Sunday.

A company spokesman said the power went off at about 1.25am.

She said the majority of homes and businesses were brought back in stages throughout the early hours and the last few properties had their power restored by means of a generator at about 10am.

Workmen remained on site today (Monday) and the company was expecting some more brief disruptions to supplies this afternoon, including the properties that needed to be switched back to the mains supply from the generator.

The spokesman said: “We are sorry for all of the disruption.”

John Derbyshire, from the village store and Post Office, said: “It set our alarm system off, which woke the entire household, but our freezers are all right for 14 hours. As long as you keep the doors shut it stays at a reasonable temperature.

“Most people say it didn’t inconvenience them really because it was overnight and most of them were in bed.

“The workmen said it was an underground cable that had blown – I think they have found it now – and they were saying they kept the village running on generators.”