Western Power trying to restore electricity to Dursley homes and businesses including Sainsbury’s after power cut
10:54am Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in News
A POWER cut in Dursley affected 3,000 people in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) and some homes and businesses are still without electricity.
Many may have not noticed the cut believed to be between 3.50am and 5.15am but around 140 properties are still without power.
A Western Power spokesman said the buildings effected were around May Lane and April Close in Dursley and an underground fault is thought to have caused the blackout.
"We are connecting them up to generators at the moment," she said.
"Hopefully they can be back on by lunchtime."
The town’s supermarket, Sainsbury’s is one of the places without power and is relying on a generator to provide limited services.
Extra staff have been brought in to remove all the frozen and chilled goods into a diesel-powered chiller.
Manager Nick Langridge said: "In a situation like this, we have to take everything off the shelves and put it in chillers at the back or take to one of our depots.
"We’re still open, still trading, but obviously can’t provide chilled or frozen goods."