Power cut affects 50 homes and businesses

A Western Power Distribution helicopter.
A Western Power Distribution helicopter.
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Utility giant Western Power Distribution has apologised for a two-hour power cut affecting about 50 homes and businesses in Spalding.

Electricity supplies in the town fluctuated wildly during a two-hour spell from about 11.40am on Tuesday.

A Western Power Distribution spokesman blamed the fault on faulty fuses along the firm’s underground network.

The spokesman said: “There was a fault at the underground network but engineers have replaced fuses at the local station.

“About 50 customers experienced their power going on and off over a two-hour period on Tuesday but everything was done to restore power to our customers and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.”