Power cut hits south Herefordshire

Ledbury Reporter: 3,300 homes were affected in south Herefordshire. 3,300 homes were affected in south Herefordshire.

POWER cuts knocked out the electricity to around 3,300 houses in Herefordshire on Thursday as temperatures hit 22 degrees celcius.

Engineers from Western Power were able to divert power and reconnect all but 400 homes within half an hour.

Those still without power are largely in the Belmont area, however other parts of the city may experience dips in power at the engineers try to establish the cause of the cut.

Heatwaves have long been linked to power cuts, and Hereford this afternoon ranked in the top-five hottest places in the UK, according to BBC Weather.

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6:59pm Thu 12 Jun 14

yokelyokel says...

22 degrees Celsius - wow!

That really is the mother of all heatwaves and it's no wonder the power went down. Temperatures really did soar, didn't they.

I must go out and fry an egg on the pavement. I may be some time.
22 degrees Celsius - wow! That really is the mother of all heatwaves and it's no wonder the power went down. Temperatures really did soar, didn't they. I must go out and fry an egg on the pavement. I may be some time. yokelyokel
  • Score: 17

8:39pm Thu 12 Jun 14

The Russian 1 says...

Solar panel overload on the grid?
Solar panel overload on the grid? The Russian 1
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9:23am Fri 13 Jun 14

mizza21 says...

yokel you beat me to it.

We should invite the England team over for their hot weather conditioning in the garden.
yokel you beat me to it. We should invite the England team over for their hot weather conditioning in the garden. mizza21
  • Score: 2

10:10pm Sat 14 Jun 14

yokelyokel says...

Perhaps it should be explained that the story was first published with a headline saying South Hereford had been wiped out and temperatures had soared.

That is why there was a bit of mocking before one of the HT grownups read what had been published and got a bit embarrassed and changed it.
Perhaps it should be explained that the story was first published with a headline saying South Hereford had been wiped out and temperatures had soared. That is why there was a bit of mocking before one of the HT grownups read what had been published and got a bit embarrassed and changed it. yokelyokel
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