Power outage disrupts BT services in parts of Sussex

Thousands of BT customers in Sussex have had their telephone and internet services disrupted by a power outage.

Services in Eastbourne, Polegate, Hailsham and parts of Brighton were affected by a power supply problem at BT's Eastbourne exchange at 09:00 GMT

Lines to three hospitals in Sussex were among those affected.

A spokeswoman for BT said power had been restored to the exchange and services were expected to resume by 15:00 GMT.

Lines to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the Queen Alexandra Children's Hospital and the Eastbourne District General Hospital were among those affected.

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