Sub Station fires ongoing problem

Sub Station fires ongoing problem

Sub Stations fires happen and when they do, they take out power for miles around.

A fire at an electricity sub-station in Lincolnshire cut power to more than 16,000 homes and disrupted trains.

The fire in Grantham began at 17:15 GMT and caused disruption to journeys on the East Coast Main Line, with trains having to pass the site at lower speed.

Five fire crews remained at the scene in Spring Hill Gardens, London Road, along with police and engineers.

Western Power Distribution said power had been restored to most customers but about 1,300 were still without supply.

Rail delays on Virgin East Coast services were expected to last until at least 21:30 GMT, the company said.

The fire has also caused severe disruption and delays on local roads including the A52 London Road.

Lincolnshire Police said no-one was thought to have been injured in the blaze and the cause was as yet  unknown.

Any business that had power protection systems installed was not affected.

For the complete story visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-35876465

Thumbnail image courtesy of RobWinton [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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