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Homes in Mortimer and other nearby Berkshire villages have had power supply issues on Sunday evening – after an electricity box exploded.
Eyewitnesses report police, firefighters and engineers have been called to the scene – with the explosion understood to have taken place at shortly after 7pm.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE), which looks after electricity infrastructure in the area, said a power cut was first reported at 7.23pm.
Homes in the following postcode areas are currently among those that may have been affected: RG7 3QU, RG7 3QX, RG7 3QY, RG7 3RA, RG7 3RE. It is unknown how many homes are actually without power – and some people have just reported their lights were flickering rather than a complete loss of power.
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An engineer was expected to arrive at the scene by 8pm – with electricity supplies currently expected to be restored to all properties by 10.40pm.
SSE said: “We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed. Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can. “
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