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Power outage knocks out Newport Street lights

The Isle of Wight’s county town of Newport, has been plunged into a level of darkness tonight (Thursday) as a result of a power failure. The fault has only effected the street light not traffic lights.

Most of Newport is without working street lighting , including surrounding are such as Pan, Carisbrooke Parkhurst.

SSE have advised they are aware of the issue and have sent a number of engineers to locate the fault

It is currently unclear what has caused the outage, especially with electricity supply still present for homes and businesses.