This live event has finished
- Power back on at Butlins in Minehead
- Black-out started around 6pm after fire in main electrical substation
ACCORDING to Western Power Distribution's website, power has now been restored to Butlins.
Yayyy after 2 hours the powers back on! Had a right laugh with the Skyline Gang for over an hour fun times now Panto!!!! @Butlins #Minehead— @EmmiLou_SD 02 June 2014
@EmmiLou_SD Hi Emmi-Lou this is due to a fire at the power station that supplies the resort. Keep an eye out for updates soon! James— @Butlins 02 June 2014
BUTLINS has taken to twitter to respond to some of its frustrated guests.
@EmmiLou_SD Hi Emmi-Lou, Sorry you're unhappy. Our team are working hard to resolve this. We'll let you know when as we have more info. SH.— @Butlins 02 June 2014
3 hours after being able to enter our rooms and no electric or water! Nice one @Butlins— @Kevin6Boswell 02 June 2014
Powercut at @Butlins! Whole facility thrown into boozeless doughnutless chaos. 😩 #powercutlins— @edforever 02 June 2014
Massive powercut at@Butlins minehead,got told whole of mine head was down, came to McDonald's and they have electricity! Can only get better— @CourtneyWedlake 02 June 2014
THE blackout at Butlins followed a fire in an electrical substation at the resort, firefighters have confirmed.
Two fire crews from Minehead were sent to Butlins following reports of a fire at around 5.45pm.
When they arrived, the firefighters were told by Western Power Distribution staff that they could not access the smoking substation, as it was still live.
Twenty minutes later, firefighters were able to get in and put out the flames.
Two hours into an estimated 4 hour power cut at @butlins Minehead. We have the British blitz spirit though. And wine.— @Wozbird 02 June 2014
@Butlins Minehead no water, electricity, toilets, hand washing, drinks or venues! Power cut well over hour ago! http://t.co/xpQS8fOxYW— @xxfluffywhitexx 02 June 2014
TWEETS continue to be posted by frustrated holidaymakers at Butlins.
@Butlins first night in Minehead and back in our bungalow, no water, or electricity on site! Hope it's sorted soon!— @Strads1975 02 June 2014
No electric at @Butlins Minehead! #greatstart 👍— @LiamKHFC 02 June 2014
Western Power Distribution says the resort has been without power since just before 6pm.
It expects to restore services by 10pm tonight.
The County Gazette has not received any reports of other areas affected.
Power cut at Butlins Minehead. Lots of unhappy kids and too sober parents. Hope it gets sorted soon— @EffinBogside 02 June 2014
Powercut on resort no water or electricity on @Butlins Minehead site not happy! Panto best be on queuing waiting with mom, Emma & Taylor :/— @EmmiLou_SD 02 June 2014