Explosion at Eastbourne substation leaves homes without power

Explosion at substation leaves homes without power

Explosion at substation leaves homes without power

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An electrical substation has “blown up” leaving homes without power.

Firefighters were called to Churchdale Road, Eastbourne, after residents heard a loud bang on Friday evening at 6pm.

An East Sussex Fire and Rescue spokesman said the substation had “blown up” and that UK Power Networks were called.

A spokeswoman said: "UK Power Networks engineers are working as quickly as possible to restore electricity supplies to 90 customers in the Churchdale Road area of Eastbourne.

"A fault at an electricity substation interrupted supplies to 483 properties at 6pm last night. Engineers rerouted power to the majority of customers in stages by midnight.

"We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and can assure customers that work is progressing to reconnect the remaining supplies."

Lightning is not believed to be the cause. An investigation is ongoing.

 

 

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11:08am Sat 19 Jul 14

fredaj says...

Be honest - it didn't really "blow up", did it?
Be honest - it didn't really "blow up", did it? fredaj
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11:30am Sat 19 Jul 14

hellohonkytonks says...

Lol
Lol hellohonkytonks
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12:43pm Sat 19 Jul 14

monkeymoo says...

fredaj wrote:
Be honest - it didn't really "blow up", did it?
Were you there?
I didn't think so.....

Be Honest - You're just guessing aren't you!
[quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: Be honest - it didn't really "blow up", did it?[/p][/quote]Were you there? I didn't think so..... Be Honest - You're just guessing aren't you! monkeymoo
  • Score: 3

2:21pm Sat 19 Jul 14

Roundbill says...

monkeymoo wrote:
fredaj wrote:
Be honest - it didn't really "blow up", did it?
Were you there?
I didn't think so.....

Be Honest - You're just guessing aren't you!
Are you certain fredaj wasn't there?
Be honest - you're just guessing, aren't you?
[quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: Be honest - it didn't really "blow up", did it?[/p][/quote]Were you there? I didn't think so..... Be Honest - You're just guessing aren't you![/p][/quote]Are you certain fredaj wasn't there? Be honest - you're just guessing, aren't you? Roundbill
  • Score: -1

4:26pm Sat 19 Jul 14

monkeymoo says...

Roundbill wrote:
monkeymoo wrote:
fredaj wrote:
Be honest - it didn't really "blow up", did it?
Were you there?
I didn't think so.....

Be Honest - You're just guessing aren't you!
Are you certain fredaj wasn't there?
Be honest - you're just guessing, aren't you?
That's why i used the word 'THINK' in my comment.
It implies that i am assuming / guessing that they were not there.

Be honest - feel silly now don't you!
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]monkeymoo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: Be honest - it didn't really "blow up", did it?[/p][/quote]Were you there? I didn't think so..... Be Honest - You're just guessing aren't you![/p][/quote]Are you certain fredaj wasn't there? Be honest - you're just guessing, aren't you?[/p][/quote]That's why i used the word 'THINK' in my comment. It implies that i am assuming / guessing that they were not there. Be honest - feel silly now don't you! monkeymoo
  • Score: 0

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