Parts of Meon Valley hit with power cut

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Several villages in the Meon Valley have been hit with a power cut this morning.

From around 8am some residents of parts of villages including Corhampton, Meonstoke, Brockbridge, Droxford and Soberton reported complete power cuts or very low voltages.

Meonstoke School has had to close as it is without power. The school has been told that power will not be restored today.

Provider SSE said: “We’re aware of a fault on our local network affecting several homes. This means that you and some of your neighbours will be affected by the power cut, but not all – this is why you may notice some homes have power when you do not. It’s not uncommon to see 1 in 3 homes affected.

“We are in the process of arranging for engineers to get to your local area to investigate the issue and attempt to restore power. Once we have an engineer on the way, we will update this information. At this stage, we’re aiming to have your power restored by this evening.

“The cause of this cut is a fault on our overhead network. This is the most common type of fault we see, and our teams are very experienced in dealing with these issues. In most cases, our engineers are able to get your power back on by simply replacing a fuse at the local substation. However, if the fault is more complex, this may take us longer to fix. If this does happen, we will let you know.”

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