Radio station and hundreds of homes hit by Knebworth power cut

PUBLISHED: 15:50 08 February 2011

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A RADIO station has been forced off air by a power cut, which has also left hundreds of homes without power.

The blackout, in Knebworth, started at 9.30am today (Tuesday) and has left 106 Jack FM off air, and hit 287 customers.

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said engineers are currently working to restore power after underground cables were damaged.

She said that most residents had power restored “within 15 minutes, with another 31 customers restored by 10.30am”. The spokeswoman added: “A further number of customers would also have seen a brief interruption to their supplies of about one minute at the time the damage occurred.

We would like to reassure the remaining 55 customers that our engineers are working as quickly as is safely possible to restore their power and we apologise for any inconvenience.”

A tweet from the radio station posted on Twitter said: “So.. Big Power Cut has taken Jack off air at the moment… So, tough as it seems, we’re all outside on this terrible winter’s day...”


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