NEARLY 300 homes around Westerleigh were left without electricity after a lorry crashed into some power cables

The lorry crashed into the power line in Nibley Lane at 9.42am.

Police were called to the incident at 10.10am and closed the road in both directions to allow Western Power Distribution to carry out repairs.

While there were no injuries, the power cables became wrapped around the lorry and the electrical wires remain lying across the street.

A WDP spokesman told the Gazette that around 300 customers were left without electricity.

Engineers were able to recover electricity for 85 homes within two minutes, and a further 197 in three minutes.

Nine homes remain without power five hours later, although WDP hope to have electricity back on in these houses within the hour and apologise for the delay.