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Abingdon hit by power cut
11:07am Tuesday 29th January 2013 in News
THREE-HUNDRED businesses and homes have lost power in Abingdon this morning after a workmen hit an underground cable in the Bury Street Precinct.
Peter Wiblin, from Abingdon News Plus, said the outage had hit town centre shops at about 11am.
A Southern Electric spokesman said the power cut had been caused by a workmen hitting a cable.
He said: "Engineers are on site at the moment working to fix the problem."
It was not known yet when power would be restored.
Mr Wiblin said: "All the shops in the precinct and along the High Street have lost power.
"All the shopkeepers are now stood outside their shops."