During heavy rain and a storm, and following a large flash of lightning, Spaldwick and surrounding villages lost power at about 3.40pm on Saturday 25th January 2014. Families spent the evening huddled round candles and the local take-aways were busier than usual! The George remained closed for its busiest night on the week, and it was reported that The George lost thousands of pounds in takings. Thankfully, the weather was relatively mild.
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Temporary power was restored in Spaldwick at 1.34am on Sunday 26th January 2014. UK Power Networks issued a text message at 8am on Sunday 26th January informing customers that a temporary generator was being used until they could repair the damage.
At first, UK Power Networks said that it was an underground fault and they were unsure where the problem was. Spaldwick was powered by emergency generators until they could identify and repair the fault. Engineers arrived on site at 10am. At about noon, extra engineers arrived on the site.
The fault was fully repaired by 5pm.
We apologise for not being able to bring this news on the website during the power cut. We have now installed emergency back-up power so that we can do so in the future so residents with mobile phones can access information.
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