Explosion on Newport Quay causes Major power outage across the Isle of Wight

explosion on newport quay causes major power outage across the isle of wight

An explosion has caused a major power cut to thousands of homes across the Isle of Wight. It comes days after a high voltage power carrier pole caught alight plunging homes into darkness.

The power dip has causes thousand of homes to lose power and set off alarm systems.

Although the majority of the Island has retained power, it is understood properties in the PO30 and PO41 areas have been hit with a total loss of electricity supply.  The specific areas hit include PO30 3, PO30 4, PO30 5 and PO41 0.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks say that they have a dispatched engineer to deal with the major outage.

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