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Power cut in the ST17 area

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Darren, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. Alee

    Alee Well-Known Forumite

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    the side of the road i live on always has powercuts whilst across the road never seem to get any! i wouldnt usually mind too much but 9 out of 10 tens after a power cut i get left with broken appliances/tvs and blown bulbs
     
  2. Laurie61

    Laurie61 Well-Known Forumite

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    There is a notice at bottom of my power off notification saying we my like to disconnect any 'sensitive' equipment before the mains goes off to avoid problems. Not sure how I might scientifically do this but we don't usually have things go bang after a switch on. I'm on long lane out of Derrington.
     
  3. Jonah

    Jonah Spouting nonsense since the day I learned to talk

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    Can you tell me where you got this notification from? I asked Western Power's Twitter team and they have told me there are no shutdowns planned for that day.
     
  4. Laurie61

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    It came from Western Power Distribution in this mornings post. I have been watching them working on fitting new power poles for the last few weeks and have been expecting something through the letter box. Previously a western power worker has posted a notice by hand. It might be my fault as we called them out to fit a sleeve on our power cable whilst we had the garage roof replaced and they were having a general look about after sorting us out. :embarrass:
     
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    It is always worrying when you see this "energy minister Matthew Hancock told the BBC: "We are absolutely clear"
    When they start being 'absolutely clear' you know its about to hit the fan.
     
  8. Laurie61

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    Had a phone call this morning from Western Power asking if we had received our notification of impending power cut as they have ' been having some trouble with royal mail' :roll:
     
  9. Gramaisc

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    Western Power have sent me a nice fridge magnet with their 0800 6783 105 'Power Cut' number on - just in case. The number is supposed to 'glow in the dark', but mine certainly doesn't, even after ten minutes 'charging up' under a bright light, there's not a hint of any glow visible.

    Ah, well.

    It comes attached to a card showing their area of operation which extends all the way to the Lincolnshire coast - hardly 'Western'..?
     
  10. Glam

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    Didn't realise it was a fridge magnet - chucked the lot in the bin.
     
  11. Alee

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    I got mine this morning too, got the candles out ready , probably have a powercut soon now lol
     
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    Mine doesn't glow in the dark either, even after 10 days exposure to light.
     
  13. Gramaisc

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    I think it's their idea of a joke. It doesn't glow in the dark any more than your lights will during a power cut.
     
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