MOTORBIKE causes Salisbury power cut

MOTORBIKE causes Salisbury power cut

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 8:47am 4th February 2020. (Updated at 10:27am 4th February 2020)

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SSEN has been dealing with an outage in the Churchfields area of the city this morning.

The fault was reported just after midnight into Tuesday (4th February).

SSEN has confirmed to Spire FM that the problems were caused by 'contact with the local substation' on Brunel Road.

Pictures from the scene show a burnt out motorbike within the electricity supply area.

Power cut on Salisbury Churhcfields February 2020
You can see the shell of the motorbike within the substation

SSEN apologised for the loss of supply, which has been particularly affecting business premises on Churchfields.

They've told us all the supplies were restored by 8.40am this morning.


Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue tell us they sent two crews from Salisbury to the scene.

They found a motorbike within the substation, but couldn't tackle the fire until the power supply had been isolated.

Firefighters made sure the area surrounding the substation was safe in the meantime.

They left the scene at 2.00am.

The substation affected is on Brunel Road in Churchfields

It's been confirmed that no-one's been hurt in the incident,

SSEN has told Spire FM they are still investigating what happened.

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