Horsham town centre power cut

JPCT-06-02-12 West Street power cut. Santander closed due to power cut in West Street, Horsham S12060331a -photo by Steve Cobb
JPCT-06-02-12 West Street power cut. Santander closed due to power cut in West Street, Horsham S12060331a -photo by Steve Cobb

BUSINESSES in Horsham town centre were disrupted this afternoon (Monday February 6) when power shut down for nearly an hour.

Traders across the Carfax, East, Middle and West Street were left without lighting, phone lines and the internet, and were forced to close their shops, banks and salons as a result.

Engineers from UK Power Networks were on the scene shortly after the cut around 3.30pm to fix the faulty transformer at a nearby electrical sub-station in The Causeway.

Janet Smythe, assistant manager at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, in West Street, said: “We had to close around 3.45pm after the lights went out and shoppers couldn’t see where they were going.”

Power was restored and shops re-opened just after 4.30pm.

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