Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Hundreds of Isle of Wight properties hit by power cut

Hundreds of properties were without electricity on the Isle of Wight after strong winds damaged overhead lines

Southern Electric said a fault had caused a high voltage network to trip at 08:45 GMT causing a power cut in the centre and south east of the island.

The firm said initially 1,300 of its customers were offline, mainly around Newport, Ventnor and Sandown.

A spokeswoman for Southern Electric said engineers had since managed to re-connect supplies to all homes.

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