Dozens of homes left without power after lorry collision

PUBLISHED: 09:55 31 October 2018 | UPDATED: 13:21 31 October 2018

Police were called out to close the road paritally.

Police were called out to close the road paritally.

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Dozens of homes left without power after a lorry collided with an electrical post.

Dozens of homes were left without power after a lorry collided with an electrical post.

A collison between a lorry and an electircal post left homes and schools without power for over an hour.

The incident occurred around 8.50am on Wednesday (October 31) and forced Woolbrook Road to be closed in both directions.

Following the reports, police officers attended the scene to redirect traffic and closed the road due to fallen power cables obscuring the affected area.

After the closure, the scene was handed over to Western Power who began work on restoring the electricity.

A Western Power source said that 56 houses had been affected by the outage including Sidmouth Primary School who were left without phone lines and internet.

An initial resulotion time was given of 3pm by Western Power prompting Sidmouth Primary School to provide children with packed lunch instead of hot food.

The power eventually returned to the area at 10.35am with the road reopening at 10 when the fallen power cables had been cleared from the surface.

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