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Power outage in Ramsgate following substation fault

By ThanetGazette  |  Posted: November 15, 2012

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HUNDREDS of residents were left without power this morning after a fault occured on an electricity network in Herbert Road, Ramsgate.

Fire crews were called to the scene just before 11am this morning (Thursday) following reports of a substation explosion.

894 people were initially affected by the outage.

Engineers from UK Power Networks spent the morning repairing the fault and restoring the power supply to customers.

The repair work was completed and power supplies were back up and running at 2.40pm. 

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  • josh_chapman  |  November 15 2012, 11:30PM

    Not only have we been affected in Ramsgate this morning, also this evening. We lost power at about 5pm, and did not have anything for another two to three hours. Our whole family street was left in darkness. After circulating the surrounding streets, it seemed that we were the only ones without power. It would be nice to know if the substation was again the issue, or if any other areas were affected.

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