Monday, September 25, 2023

Electrical Problems Last Night

Shortly after 8pm last night (24th Jan) Belper, Milford and Duffield experienced two brief power cuts.  The cuts to power lasted only a second or two but were widely discussed on social media.

Between 9 and 10pm a resident reported that the pavement outside DS Smith Packaging had “exploded in flames” with a loud bang.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue attended at the location of the explosion on Derby Road in Belper, with engines from Kingsway, Ripley, and Belper, and identified that it was a power cable which had exploded.


Western Power estimated that the problem would be fixed by 9:30pm.  No further problems have been reported. It is unknown at this time whether or not the incidents are connected by another problem.

Clare Washbrook

Current Editor-in-Chief News and magazine editor since 1995 Post-grads: Literature; Theatre; Journalism, Ethics & Law Community Affiliations: Belper Goes Green, Belper's WW1 Poppies, Amber Valley Solidarity No political party memberships/affiliations.

One thought on “Electrical Problems Last Night

  • Tricia

    There was another brief power cut this evening (Saturday) so perhaps there is an ongoing problem. We live in the DE56 postcode of Belper where the previous problems were experienced.

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