LiveMarket Way businesses hit by power cut

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POWER has been restored to businesses on Market Way in North Petherton after a swift response by Western Power Distribution.

Steve Hill from Pynes of Somerset said: "We were without power for over an hour but Western Power were really fast. They got a generator in and everythings is back again."

1:40pm

BUSINESS owners in Bridgwater have been hit by a power cut right in the middle of the working day.


At 11:30am today, the power went out across 26 different businesses on Market Way in North Petherton.


The traffic lights have also gone down and Western Power Distribution have generators on the way to temporarily restore the power.


Jamie Livingston, manager at Bartletts Country Stores, said: "We have paper forms and other backups but there are no lights or anything so we are limited in what we can do."


A spokesperson from Western Power Distribution said: "Someone cut through our cable, affecting 26 customers. We cannot say exactly when it will be restored. We are hoping to get a generator down to have to see if we can sort them out."

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11:40pm Wed 22 Jan 14

Blue Owl says...

This report is a little confusing, as it states a Power outage affecting Bridgwater, in the middle of the day, and then goes on to say businesses were affected in North Petherton, along Market Way........
Pynes and Bartletts being Affected ?? , so what is the real story here, What Bridgwater Businesses were affected, and which Traffic Lights, or is this a no story, to generate News ????? Please enlighten !!!!
David L Preece
This report is a little confusing, as it states a Power outage affecting Bridgwater, in the middle of the day, and then goes on to say businesses were affected in North Petherton, along Market Way........ Pynes and Bartletts being Affected ?? , so what is the real story here, What Bridgwater Businesses were affected, and which Traffic Lights, or is this a no story, to generate News ????? Please enlighten !!!! David L Preece Blue Owl
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2:03am Thu 23 Jan 14

Three Pots Derek says...

Blue Owl wrote:
This report is a little confusing, as it states a Power outage affecting Bridgwater, in the middle of the day, and then goes on to say businesses were affected in North Petherton, along Market Way........
Pynes and Bartletts being Affected ?? , so what is the real story here, What Bridgwater Businesses were affected, and which Traffic Lights, or is this a no story, to generate News ????? Please enlighten !!!!
David L Preece
I am thinking that Market Way is the Junction 24 area, as Pynes and Bartletts are on the approach road. So I would imagine it was the traffic lights at that junction. More than likely some-one cut through the cable on the building site near The Compass Inn.
[quote][p][bold]Blue Owl[/bold] wrote: This report is a little confusing, as it states a Power outage affecting Bridgwater, in the middle of the day, and then goes on to say businesses were affected in North Petherton, along Market Way........ Pynes and Bartletts being Affected ?? , so what is the real story here, What Bridgwater Businesses were affected, and which Traffic Lights, or is this a no story, to generate News ????? Please enlighten !!!! David L Preece[/p][/quote]I am thinking that Market Way is the Junction 24 area, as Pynes and Bartletts are on the approach road. So I would imagine it was the traffic lights at that junction. More than likely some-one cut through the cable on the building site near The Compass Inn. Three Pots Derek
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