Thursday, September 30, 2010

Power Cut Caused By Pot-Shot Vandalism

Last week's blue flash at 1am at the electrical substation at Moredon that caused a power cut to various parts of Swindon was caused by malicious vandalism.

A reply to an enquiry from Scottish and Southern Energy revealed that an insulator for a 33,000 volt line at the substation was damaged, causing a short-circuit and the loss of power across the town.

What's more worrying and annoying is that the insulator was damaged in a particular way from an 'outside source', it's thought to have been shot with an air rifle.

Swindon Centric Says ; Hopefully, their power went off too, fools.

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