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Numbers without power gradually falling

Thousands are without power across Devon and Cornwall Photo: Western Power

At its highest the number of homes without power across Devon and Cornwall topped 16000 today.

Thousands are still without power but the numbers are now falling.

homes in Devon without power
homes in Cornwall without power

Some of our customers are currently experiencing power supply problems following high wind which has damaged some of our overhead power equipment.

Forward planning, following advanced Met Office weather predictions, means that our operational depots have been open from first light and we also have in place additional operational and engineering staff, and extra Contact Centre staff available to take customer calls.

Where weather has permitted, our Helicopter Unit has also been on hand to further pinpoint damage caused to our overhead network and to help speed up repairs and power restoration times.

– Western Power

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