Major power outage after car collides with electricity sub-station

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ABOUT 100 homes in Lyme Regis were left without power last night after a car collided with an electricity sub-station. 

Police and fire crews were called to the scene in Clappentail Lane at 8.49pm on Tuesday night, with the sub-station at the junction with Sidmouth Road, known locally as Morgan’s Grave, reportedly severely damaged.

One nearby neighbour said they heard a “massive bang” as the collision took place and all power went out immediately.

Police said there were no injuries and there was fluid on the road.

Western Power Distribution worked through the night. Power was restored in the early hours and repairs to the sub-station continue this morning.

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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