Guernsey power cut caused by cable failure

A power cut that affected large parts of Guernsey was caused by the failure of the undersea cable with Jersey.

Homes in St Peter Port, St Martin, the western parishes and the Vale lost power just before 19:00 BST on Sunday.

Guernsey Electricity started a back-up generator and the lights were back on within half an hour.

The company said it was investigating the reason for the failure and would release more information when those investigations were complete.

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