Fallen tree plunges Broadclyst and Poltimore homes into darkness and overnight power cut

Scores of homes in Broadclyst and Poltimore were left without electricity overnight after a fallen tree brought down overhead power lines on Wednesday evening (November 11).

Western Power Distribution engineers carried out repairs amid wet and windy weather after two areas of overhead lines came down because of the stricken tree, snapping two poles.

The power company said electricity to all customers in the two neighbouring East Devon villages was restored by the early hours of the following morning (Thursday, November 12).

A Western Power Distribution spokeswoman said: “The power cut was due to a large tree which brought down two spans of overhead line and snapped two poles.

“This was all repaired on Wednesday night and all customers were restored at 4:30am on Thursday morning.”

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