Power cuts in Taunton town centre

Somerset County Gazette: Power cuts in Taunton town centre Power cuts in Taunton town centre

HOMES and businesses in Taunton town centre were hit by momentary power cuts this morning as Western Power Distribution attempted to find the source of a problem.

The brief blackouts were caused by engineers who were trying to find the source of a problem affecting 400 properties in the County Hall area.

Normal service was resumed by 12.22 but engineers continue to pinpoint the location of the original problem.

Some businesses in Taunton faced queues of customers as they waited for the cuts to stop.

Ben Bland who runs Cash Converters in Station Road, said: “All our lights have been blown and they are going to have to be replaced.

“We’ve had to only let one customer in at a time. All the electrical appliances are working and our electrician has gone to get temporary lights.”

Boots also temporarily closed during the black outs to avoid queues building up in store.

Has your business been affected? Email: newsdesk@countygazette.co.uk or call 01823-365235 and let us know.

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12:44pm Mon 24 May 10

Nortyuk says...

Just been in Sainsbury's in town and it is chaos. People have been queuing at the checkouts for 45 mins. As soon as the tills come backup online which is taking around 15mins, they crash again as soon as there is another blackout.

You would have thought a major supermarket would have a backup system to prevent this.

They have now stopped anyone else entering the store
Just been in Sainsbury's in town and it is chaos. People have been queuing at the checkouts for 45 mins. As soon as the tills come backup online which is taking around 15mins, they crash again as soon as there is another blackout. You would have thought a major supermarket would have a backup system to prevent this. They have now stopped anyone else entering the store Nortyuk
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2:10pm Mon 24 May 10

localzuk says...

Its also affecting all schools who receive internet and email provision from Somerset/South West One.
Its also affecting all schools who receive internet and email provision from Somerset/South West One. localzuk
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8:26pm Mon 24 May 10

Dr Dave says...

Just goes to show how much we take uninterrupted electricity supplies for granted these days!
Just goes to show how much we take uninterrupted electricity supplies for granted these days! Dr Dave
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