Company apologises for series of power cuts in Bristol

Western Power has apologised for a series of power cuts that affected more than 40,000 homes in Bristol on Monday.

A fault at the Woodland Way sub-station at 18:05 GMT left 38,600 homes in Fishponds, Speedwell and Soundwell areas of the city without power.

Western Power said the "vast majority" of customers had power restored within 20 to 26 minutes and 1,500 homes had supplies restored within eight minutes.

A fault in the same area earlier in the day affected 3,974 homes.

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