Southsea homes in the dark over SSE power cut

POWER is out
POWER is out
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AROUND 60 homes in Southsea are currently out of power because of a fault with underground cabling.

Homes in Napier Road and Gains Road powered by SSE have been without electricity since 4.30pm.

A spokesman for the energy company said a specialist should be on site by around 8.15pm, with excavation having to take place to find the fault before it can be fixed.

He said: ‘We sent an engineer out as assess the fault and replaced some fuses at the substation.

‘It has been found to be a fault with underground cabling. We have a specialist en-route.

‘To get to the fault there will have been be some excavation work but there will be an engineer there shortly.’