Updated: Sep 07, 2022 09:24
Outage: A palm leaf got tangled in power lines (Facebook photo)
Hundreds of homes across Devonshire were in the dark last night after a widespread blackout just after 6pm.
The power company’s website reported that 350 customers had lost power.
A Belco spokesman said the power outage was caused by a palm leaf becoming tangled with a line.
He said a similar issue also caused an outage on Monday.
A post on the company’s Facebook page yesterday said: ‘We are aware of an outage affecting a significant number of our customers in the parish of Devonshire.
“A palm leaf got tangled in power lines.
“Our team is on site working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.”
He added: “If you are in the area, please exercise caution when driving or passing our work crews as your safety and that of our crew is of the utmost importance.
“We thank you for your patience as we work to restore your power.”
The blackout covered an area from Ocean View Golf Course and Parsons Lane, south along the parish boundaries to Tee Street and the South Rim.
It stretched south from Loyal Hill to Devonshire Bay.
No faults have been listed on Belco’s website this morning.
• UPDATE: This story has been updated to provide additional information from Belco.