More power cuts hit our area

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High winds blew down an overhead electricity line in the early hours of today (Friday), leaving more than 1,500 homes in Gosberton, Quadring and Donington without power.

In a separate incident, staff and children arrived at Spalding Primary School to find the power off, but it was restored by 9.10am.

Western Power Distribution said an overhead line came down in a field at Gosberton at 3.23am – power was restored in stages, with the final properties coming back on at 7.43am.

Some had their power restored as early as 3.38am and 3.51am.

It’s the latest in a series of power cuts to hit the area since Boxing Day.

Western Power said Spalding Primary School and one other property were affected by a fault with an underground cable.

A company spokesman said the fault wouldn’t automatically alert engineers because it was on the low voltage system, but a member of the public phoned to report the fault just after 7am.