Massive power loss hits Falmouth, Penryn and Budock

Large swathes of Falmouth, Penryn and Budock Water were left in darkness this lunchtime due to a massive power cut.

This is believed to have been caused by a 33,000-volt transformer catching fire in the area.

It resulted in the complete loss of electricity, telephones and even mobile internet.

Traffic lights in Penryn are also reported to have stopped working.

Falmouth town centre was out briefly, but power returned fairly quickly.

Other outlying areas were left in darkness for around 45 minutes.

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2:34pm Wed 13 Mar 13

ashep82 says...

"Darkness"...at 1pm in the afternoon??
"Darkness"...at 1pm in the afternoon?? ashep82

2:36pm Wed 13 Mar 13

MOLNEY says...

Is this related to the weird sporadic power cuts that have hit Helston over the past few nights?
Is this related to the weird sporadic power cuts that have hit Helston over the past few nights? MOLNEY

3:57pm Wed 13 Mar 13

Mike Clouston says...

Wife was stuck on the escalator ramp in ASDA. Her trolley could neither be pushed up or down. Fortunately for her the power was restored quite quickly.
Wife was stuck on the escalator ramp in ASDA. Her trolley could neither be pushed up or down. Fortunately for her the power was restored quite quickly. Mike Clouston

4:32pm Wed 13 Mar 13

omdurman 1898 says...

I missed most of the BBC News, and could'nt make a Cup of Tea after my Dinner lol!
Still, at least the Power cut was'nt due to someone trying to steal Cable.
I missed most of the BBC News, and could'nt make a Cup of Tea after my Dinner lol! Still, at least the Power cut was'nt due to someone trying to steal Cable. omdurman 1898

6:02pm Wed 13 Mar 13

meerkats says...

MOLNEY wrote:
Is this related to the weird sporadic power cuts that have hit Helston over the past few nights?
not had a power cut as such just lights dimming occasionally through the evenings.
[quote][p][bold]MOLNEY[/bold] wrote: Is this related to the weird sporadic power cuts that have hit Helston over the past few nights?[/p][/quote]not had a power cut as such just lights dimming occasionally through the evenings. meerkats

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