UPDATE: Pupils sent home after Accrington power cut

Accrington power cut causing problems

Accrington power cut causing problems

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ACCRINGTON Academy pupils were sent home after a power cut affected the school's internal system.

McDonald's in the town were also said to have been affected.

A spokeswoman for Electricity North West said around 100 properties lost power due to an underground cable fault at around noon.

Homes were reconnected at 3:30pm.

A spokeswoman for Asda said the store in Hyndburn Road stayed open but did close some of its chillers to preserve their contents.

She said: “We were trading as normal but the whole town centre was affected.”

Customers can call Electricity North West for more information on 0800 195 4141.

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2:19pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Owd Chap says...

Was in Asda at the time. All emergency lighting and staff insulating the frozen and refridgerated sections. Traffic lights out. It is said there was an "explosion" near St. Mary Mags school. Drove past on way home, and Electricity vans on corner at York St. seemed to be a disturbance / hole in the pavement.
Was in Asda at the time. All emergency lighting and staff insulating the frozen and refridgerated sections. Traffic lights out. It is said there was an "explosion" near St. Mary Mags school. Drove past on way home, and Electricity vans on corner at York St. seemed to be a disturbance / hole in the pavement. Owd Chap
  • Score: 14

3:06pm Tue 17 Jun 14

bobsyourunclesaunt says...

a transformer under the pavement exploded outside St Mary Mags at about 12:35, the covering in the pavement flew metres into the air, it sounded like a bomb had gone off, the pavement is a real mess, people from houses all around came out to see what the commotion was, as we all thought there'd been some sort of giant car crash. Some people had lost power at home and some had not.
a transformer under the pavement exploded outside St Mary Mags at about 12:35, the covering in the pavement flew metres into the air, it sounded like a bomb had gone off, the pavement is a real mess, people from houses all around came out to see what the commotion was, as we all thought there'd been some sort of giant car crash. Some people had lost power at home and some had not. bobsyourunclesaunt
  • Score: 7

3:51pm Tue 17 Jun 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

Sounds like a big one! To get it back by this afternoon will be impressive!
Sounds like a big one! To get it back by this afternoon will be impressive! HelmshoreMan2010
  • Score: 4

11:42pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Steven11 says...

HelmshoreMan2010 wrote:
Sounds like a big one! To get it back by this afternoon will be impressive!
Back on to days . Excellent work by the electricity people ,
[quote][p][bold]HelmshoreMan2010[/bold] wrote: Sounds like a big one! To get it back by this afternoon will be impressive![/p][/quote]Back on to days . Excellent work by the electricity people , Steven11
  • Score: 2

11:44pm Tue 17 Jun 14

Steven11 says...

That would never have happend with Paul Hargreaves in charge. !
That would never have happend with Paul Hargreaves in charge. ! Steven11
  • Score: 2

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