1,700 Properties Without Power In Cowes & East Cowes

800 home out of the 2,500 without power now have it restored. Rest will be restored in stages over morning and afternoon.

Thanks to VB reader Martin Gibson for alerting us to a power cut in Cowes and East Cowes.

FreezerJust before 11am a fault was reported, which affected 2,500 homes. The utility company has been working to locate and repair the fault since then and have managed to restore power to 800 homes.

They say that it is too early to say what caused the fault or how long it would take to permanently repair it, however they do say that power to homes is likely to be restored in stages over the remainder of the morning and afternoon.

We guess those our at work might be cooking the contents of their freezers tonight!

Image: My ‘Lil Rotten under CC BY 2.0

Friday, 29th June, 2012 11:34am

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4 Comments on "1,700 Properties Without Power In Cowes & East Cowes"

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Martin

If you don’t open your freezer the contents should be ok for 24-48 hours – some useful tips from the USDA here – http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Factsheets/keeping_food_Safe_during_an_emergency/index.asp

Martin

Oh, and Cowes was affected as well as East Cowes.

Stephen

How old is the local underground cable distribution network? These usually have a planned life – for capacity and and a working life of around 40 years.
I suspect the local privatised network company could be deferring replacing the network to maintain shareholders profits.

Stephen

Second sending with typos corrected!

How old is the local underground cable distribution network?

These usually have a planned life – for capacity – of around 30 years and a working life of around 40 years dependent on local conditions.
I suspect the local privatised network company could be deferring replacing the network to maintain shareholders profits.