Power cut affects hundreds of homes

There are power outages in Devon.

There are power outages in Devon. - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Hundreds of homes are without power near Sidmouth this morning (Sunday) as strong winds have hit Devon.

Western Power Distribution has reported 250 homes have lost electricity in Newton Poppleford this morning.

It is estimated power will not be restored until 12.30pm.

More than 3,000 homes are without power across the whole of the South West, where the Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place.

A spokesman said: “A spell of strong winds is expected affect the far south of England and Wales on Sunday morning and early afternoon.

You may also want to watch:

“Some short term loss of power and other services is possible, as well as some delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.

“It is likely some coastal routes, sea front and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.”

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus