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Almost all homes affected by outage in Paget, Warwick and Southampton now have power

Belco attempts to fix power outage affecting hundreds of Paget, Warwick and Southampton-based homes (File photograph)

A power outage that cut electricity to 1,800 homes has almost been fully resolved, Belco said this afternoon.

The company said in a tweet that 99 per cent of homes throughout Warwick and Paget have received power after a tripped circuit cut power to hundreds of homes this morning.

Shelly Leman, the managing director of transmission, distribution and retail, confirmed around lunchtime that crews were attempting to fix the problem.

She said: “Belco becomes aware of outages immediately thanks to the AMI meters that have been installed in properties across the island during the last few years.

“The current outage in Warwick was caused by a tripped circuit and once the outage was identified, crews were immediately dispatched to resolve the issue.

“Belco apologises for the inconvenience to customers and crews are working as quickly and safely as possible to restore power.”

The outages started around 7.12am and stretched from Southside Drive, Paget to Horseshoe Bay in Southampton.

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Published December 12, 2022 at 1:44 pm (Updated December 12, 2022 at 5:00 pm)

Almost all homes affected by outage in Paget, Warwick and Southampton now have power

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