Shropshire Star

Live electricity cable blocks road

The High Street in Coalport was closed for a short time on Monday (17) after an electricity cable came down.

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Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The live cable was arcing when it came down on road just before 6.30am.

Firefighters from Tweedale went to the scene as well as engineers from National Grid.

The road was closed while the cable was made safe with the operation taking just over an hour.

A spokesperson for National Grid said: "We received a call at 6.19am to say that a lorry had made contact with an overhead conductor at Coalport and brought it down.

"The line was repaired by National Grid engineers and all seven customers affected by the incident had their power supplies restored by 9.30am.’