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UPDATED - Northern Powergrid face more questions over Acomb power surges

Power Surge Acomb Front Street June 2017

9:09pm 17th June 2017
(Updated 12:06am 20th June 2017)

There has been another electrical power surge at the sub station on Front Street in Acomb today (Saturday)

This time it happened outside the Explore Library.

City of York Lib Dem Councillor Andrew Waller says he is looking for answers after expressing concern about the state of the electricity supply in the area

This is the third in the street in the last 12 months.

Fire and Rescue have been on site today with Northern Powergrid checking the supply

The pedestrian crossing outside Vyner House is out of action.

He told Minster FM there had been another incident back in October by the Gateway Church and again just before Christmas when the electricity supply to the shops was cut.

He wants to know if these are connected and what can be done to improve the supply for residents and business.

Northern Powergrid have responded now

The region’s electricity network distributer, confirmed that around 30 customers, on and around Front Street, Acomb, had a power cut on Saturday, 17 June, following a fault on the underground electricity network.

“Our engineers attended site at the request of the fire brigade, after smoke was seen coming from the pavement outside Acomb Library on Front Street. We disconnected power supplies to around 30 properties at 9:33 pm so we could safely repair the fault.

“As soon as the fault was repaired, at 2:10 am on Sunday morning, we restored power to all of the affected customers. We like to say sorry to those affected by the disruption.

“We’re aware that some customers in this area have been affected by disruption to power previously and we’re currently looking at reinforcement works which will enable us to improve the resilience of the electricity network in the wider area.”


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