Hundreds of Isle of Wight properties hit by power cut
- 21 December 2013
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
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.