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High voltage cable fault causes power cut for 1200 homes

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A fault in a high voltage cable has caused a power cut in Tameside, leaving over 1,200 homes without power. Electricity North West was alerted to a power cut in the Hollingworth area of Hyde shortly before 3pm this afternoon, with the energy company confirming the blackout has been caused by an "unexpected incident on the high voltage cable".

Engineers are on route to the site of the power cut, which is currently affecting 1,245 customers, and are hoping to restore electricity by 6pm this evening.

A number of postcodes in the area have been affected, predominantly in the SK14 area, although some SK13 postcodes have also had their supply temporarily interrupted.

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