Thousands affected by Brid power cuts

Northern Powergrid said over 3,000 people in Bridlington were affected
Northern Powergrid said over 3,000 people in Bridlington were affected

Thousands of residents were without electricity today after a fault on the town’s underground cable network caused them to be cut off.

Northern Powergrid confirmed that at 9.34 am 3,016 customers in Bridlington were without electricity.

The company’s spokesperson said: “By switching electricity through alternative routes on our network we were able to restore power for 2,608 local people by around 11.10am and all our remaining customers’ electricity supplies were restored by 12.34 pm.”

Among those reported to have been affected were Bridlington Hospital and the Spa.

It comes after a separate power outage hit the town on Thursday 14 May at 5 am, which affected 2,514 residents.

Power was restored to 2,248 people by 12.30 pm, and the remaining customers’ electricity was back on by 3.30 pm.

The spokesperson for Northern Powergrid added: “We understand how frustrating power cuts can be and we’re very sorry for the recent disruption experienced by some of our customers to their electricity supply.

“We would like to reassure local people that we have a substantial interconnecting network which means that we have been able to divert electricity through alternative routes to restore power for our customers while we investigate the cause of the faults and carry out repairs.”