Homes in Fratton left without power after underground cable struck by 'third party'

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Dozens of homes in Fratton were left without power after a ‘third party’ struck an underground cable, an energy company has said. 

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said that 33 properties lost power this afternoon. 

Ariel Road is one of the streets that has been affected by the powercut. Picture: Google Maps

Ariel Road is one of the streets that has been affected by the powercut. Picture: Google Maps

Homes in Ariel Road, Lincoln Road and Penhale Road were affected. 

The company said the power cut happened just after 1pm today and that it was caused by a ‘third party striking an underground cable’. 

A spokesman for SSEN said: ‘We would like to apologies to our customers and reassure them we are doing everything we can to restore power as safely and quickly as we can.’ 

Power is now back on.