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Creamfields bosses probe power cut
5:00pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in News
THE village of Daresbury was left without power on Friday after power cables on the Creamfields site were knocked out .
Residents were cut off at 7.11am and many were left waiting until 7pm for the power to be restored.
It is unknown what had happened to the power supplies on the site and Creamfields said the matter was subject to an investigation.
A Creamfields spokesman added: “All Creamfields contractors and staff were off-site that day. Creamfields is making inquiries into who was responsible for this.”
Lyn Goodkin was one of the residents affected by the power cut.
She said: “We were told by Scottish Power when we contacted them there was extensive damage from the Creamfields site.
“It has affected us as local residents. Daresbury Primary School, on Old Chester Road, shut down and all pupils were sent home.
“I was worried about our freezer which is full of home grown produce.
“We don’t have gas in the village, we have an oil fired boiler but it has an electric ignition. We ran out of hot water.”
Meanwhile motorists faced problems along Chester Road at the busy junction with Daresbury Expressway because the power cut meant the lights were out all day.
One driver said although they had been able to use the junction they worried it would cause mayhem when workers were leaving nearby business and industrial estates in the area.
A spokesman for Scottish Power said: "More than half of the 300 customers affected had power after 9am but 70 to 80 were still off supply until it could be restored later on.
"There was damage to an overhead supply by a third party on the Creamfields site.
"We apologize to those affected by the power cut."
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