UPDATED: Power cut in Bournemouth town centre

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A HUGE power cut plunged businesses into darkness this lunchtime in Bournemouth town centre.

The supply was cut to 1,500 businesses and households around lunchtime following damage to a high voltage cable in Exeter Road.

The businesses affected were Debenhams, Schuh, Tesco Metro, Burger King, The Slug and Lettuce and Next.

All power was restored just before 2.10pm.

The issue is believed to have been caused by Southern Gas who cut through a cable near the Moon in the Square pub.

Hannah Gleave, spokesperson for Southern Electric, said: "We received reports of some third party damage to one of our high voltage cables at around 12pm.

"Our engineer has identified where the damage took place, which was in Exeter Road.

"We would like to apologise to all customers who have been affected.

"We would like to thank customers for their patience while we carried out repairs."

She said the areas still affected were Exeter Road, Exeter Park Road and Cranborne Road.

 

 

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1:31pm Fri 25 Jan 13

speedy231278 says...

Pity SSE STILL haven't been back to fix the mess they've left in Old Christchurch Road from last week! Still a huge hole with capped off cables poking out, causing chaos with delivery lorries each morning!
Pity SSE STILL haven't been back to fix the mess they've left in Old Christchurch Road from last week! Still a huge hole with capped off cables poking out, causing chaos with delivery lorries each morning! speedy231278

1:51pm Fri 25 Jan 13

guisselle says...

Moon in the Square out of action so its
back to the greasy spoon!
Moon in the Square out of action so its back to the greasy spoon! guisselle

2:31pm Fri 25 Jan 13

l'anglais says...

guisselle wrote:
Moon in the Square out of action so its
back to the greasy spoon!
Quintessential English nosh can't be a replacement for not being able to show off one's botty in one's Town Centre.
[quote][p][bold]guisselle[/bold] wrote: Moon in the Square out of action so its back to the greasy spoon![/p][/quote]Quintessential English nosh can't be a replacement for not being able to show off one's botty in one's Town Centre. l'anglais

2:41pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Isosceles says...

What is the difference between a 'huge' power cut and small or medium ones?
How do we tell the difference? They all, whatever size, cause inconvenience to consumers (:o)
What is the difference between a 'huge' power cut and small or medium ones? How do we tell the difference? They all, whatever size, cause inconvenience to consumers (:o) Isosceles

2:42pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Nickolai says...

Well that would explain why I came home to find my alarm going off (nobody broke in ! ) Then it went off again while I was at home along with my cooker and washing machine!
Well that would explain why I came home to find my alarm going off (nobody broke in ! ) Then it went off again while I was at home along with my cooker and washing machine! Nickolai

2:42pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Bournesouthmouth Downpokes says...

cue cynical comments then
cue cynical comments then Bournesouthmouth Downpokes

2:44pm Fri 25 Jan 13

kinjim says...

Well what do we expect, 'they' are in charge again.
Well what do we expect, 'they' are in charge again. kinjim

3:13pm Fri 25 Jan 13

noggath says...

I was in my games room playing snooker
when the lights failed
luckily we got a generator

THEY'RE.
I was in my games room playing snooker when the lights failed luckily we got a generator THEY'RE. noggath

3:36pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Bliggo says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Pity SSE STILL haven't been back to fix the mess they've left in Old Christchurch Road from last week! Still a huge hole with capped off cables poking out, causing chaos with delivery lorries each morning!
My old pal Speedy!

The hole got significantly bigger today...
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Pity SSE STILL haven't been back to fix the mess they've left in Old Christchurch Road from last week! Still a huge hole with capped off cables poking out, causing chaos with delivery lorries each morning![/p][/quote]My old pal Speedy! The hole got significantly bigger today... Bliggo

4:51pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Hessenford says...

A HUGE power cut plunged businesses into darkness this lunchtime in Bournemouth town centre.
.
Was this a vision of what Bournemouth town centre will look like in a few years once our council has destroyed it with their policies.
A HUGE power cut plunged businesses into darkness this lunchtime in Bournemouth town centre. . Was this a vision of what Bournemouth town centre will look like in a few years once our council has destroyed it with their policies. Hessenford

6:41pm Fri 25 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

Ohhh dear!!!!!
Southern gas employees breaching Health and Safety.
Clearly they did not use a Cable Avoidance Tool (cat detector) prior to excavation. They would have known where the cable was if they had used one and not cut the cable.
Laziness costs lives.
Ohhh dear!!!!! Southern gas employees breaching Health and Safety. Clearly they did not use a Cable Avoidance Tool (cat detector) prior to excavation. They would have known where the cable was if they had used one and not cut the cable. Laziness costs lives. BIGTONE

6:53pm Fri 25 Jan 13

spooki says...

Well done to the 'experts' who can't tell between gas pipes and electric cables.
Well done to the 'experts' who can't tell between gas pipes and electric cables. spooki

7:23pm Fri 25 Jan 13

noggath says...

Out of Darkness Cometh Light -

Cheer up you miserable whingers
your a right depressing lot.
Out of Darkness Cometh Light - Cheer up you miserable whingers your a right depressing lot. noggath

8:08pm Fri 25 Jan 13

High Treason says...

Another electrifying story from the Echo reporters.
I think it's shocking reporting.
Another electrifying story from the Echo reporters. I think it's shocking reporting. High Treason

8:28pm Fri 25 Jan 13

Mikeyunibournemouth says...

Hessenford wrote:
A HUGE power cut plunged businesses into darkness this lunchtime in Bournemouth town centre.
.
Was this a vision of what Bournemouth town centre will look like in a few years once our council has destroyed it with their policies.
Bournemouth is going to become a mini version of Detroit, Michigan. The amount of office buildings that are empty in the Lansdowne district of the town is very concerning. Add to this, the wheels are falling off the nighttime economy which is only one of a hand few of facets that makes the town different. Generally, the town is very dirty; stand by to watch the town change over the coming years from seaside resort to coastal ghetto.
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: A HUGE power cut plunged businesses into darkness this lunchtime in Bournemouth town centre. . Was this a vision of what Bournemouth town centre will look like in a few years once our council has destroyed it with their policies.[/p][/quote]Bournemouth is going to become a mini version of Detroit, Michigan. The amount of office buildings that are empty in the Lansdowne district of the town is very concerning. Add to this, the wheels are falling off the nighttime economy which is only one of a hand few of facets that makes the town different. Generally, the town is very dirty; stand by to watch the town change over the coming years from seaside resort to coastal ghetto. Mikeyunibournemouth

8:58pm Fri 25 Jan 13

poppy15 says...

No horse power for Tescos then.....
No horse power for Tescos then..... poppy15

9:33pm Fri 25 Jan 13

ben12341979 says...

Plunged into darkness... In day light?!
Plunged into darkness... In day light?! ben12341979

11:35pm Fri 25 Jan 13

scrumpyjack says...

Mikeyunibournemouth wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
A HUGE power cut plunged businesses into darkness this lunchtime in Bournemouth town centre.
.
Was this a vision of what Bournemouth town centre will look like in a few years once our council has destroyed it with their policies.
Bournemouth is going to become a mini version of Detroit, Michigan. The amount of office buildings that are empty in the Lansdowne district of the town is very concerning. Add to this, the wheels are falling off the nighttime economy which is only one of a hand few of facets that makes the town different. Generally, the town is very dirty; stand by to watch the town change over the coming years from seaside resort to coastal ghetto.
Which happened to Blackpool.
[quote][p][bold]Mikeyunibournemouth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: A HUGE power cut plunged businesses into darkness this lunchtime in Bournemouth town centre. . Was this a vision of what Bournemouth town centre will look like in a few years once our council has destroyed it with their policies.[/p][/quote]Bournemouth is going to become a mini version of Detroit, Michigan. The amount of office buildings that are empty in the Lansdowne district of the town is very concerning. Add to this, the wheels are falling off the nighttime economy which is only one of a hand few of facets that makes the town different. Generally, the town is very dirty; stand by to watch the town change over the coming years from seaside resort to coastal ghetto.[/p][/quote]Which happened to Blackpool. scrumpyjack

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