Power cut after ‘loud rumbling’ in Fareham

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FIREFIGHTERS called to reports of ‘loud rumbling’ in Fareham discovered an electrical problem underground.

Crews from Cosham and Fareham stations went to Norset Road just before 5pm.

Crews from both Fareham and Cosham Fire Stations earlier attended reports of a loud rumbling from underground in the Norset Road area

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service statement

A fire service statement said: ‘Crews from both Fareham and Cosham Fire Stations earlier attended reports of a loud rumbling from underground in the Norset Road area.

‘This was believed to be caused by an electrical fault underground and crews assisted to make the scene safe whilst waiting for the electricity board to arrive.’

An SSE spokeswoman added: ‘We got a call from Hampshire fire service at about 5.25pm.

‘When we got there, there was a gas team already working there so we have cut off the supply at 7.04pm.

‘There were about 100 customers off supply for about three minutes.

‘We flipped the whole switch to make sure everything was safe.

‘Now we’re in the process of carrying out repairs.

‘There are 36 customers off supply just now.

‘They are probably going to be off supply until 1am.

‘We don’t know the cause of the damage.’

A spokeswoman from Southern Gas Networks said engineers were called at 5.20pm but the gas supply was not damaged.

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