Hundreds of homes and businesses lose power in Northampton

A total of 586 homes have been left without power in the NN1 area of town today (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 5th September 2018, 1:20 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 5:48 am
Hundreds of homes in the Towcester Road area have lost power

Western Power Distribution (WPD) has confirmed a high voltage cable has been damaged in Towcester Road, leaving hundreds of properties without power.

The power cut happened at around 11.30am.

A spokesman for WPD said: "A third party has gone through one of our high voltage cables.

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"We have restored 200 properties so far. Our engineers are on site and we're hoping to restore the remaining 386 within the hour."

Power is expected to be restored by 1pm.