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Hundred Left without Power After Major Power Fault in Havant

Hundred of Homes and Businesses in Leigh Park Havant have been left without power after a major power cable caused an explosion this morning.
Emergency services were called to Park Parade in Leigh Park this morning after the Mains power cable exploded at the rear of a row a shops.

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The power in parts of Park Parade have been out since about 8.45am. It is understood that
that an electrician had been attempting to replace a fuse at a substation close to the Iceland store when the explosion happened, at about 10.30 on Wednesday morning. The force of the blast shot a cast-iron manhole cover into the air. Workers from Scottish and Southern Electric have been called in fix the problem that is in a main join box. Workers are having to work a live cable by digging down to expose and than relocate the cable. It is understood that this is likely to take a number of hours before power is restored.