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Tree felling disrupts roads and power supplies
2:11pm Monday 9th September 2013 in News
ESSENTIAL tree felling work led to a road closure and disruption to electricity supplies at Sherfield English today (Monday September 9).
Tree surgeons are cutting down and trimming back trees that are close to power lines along a stretch of the A27 between the Hatchet Inn and Glebe Garage today and the road will be closed while the work is being done.
Southern Electric spokesperson Debbie Young said the tree felling was “essential work” involving tree cutting around high and low voltage supply lines to prevent damage to cables.
“It is general maintenance work that is being done and it should secure supplies and prevent future outages. The main work should only take about a day but there will be more tree felling this and next week. We apologise to all customers that are affected while the work is being carried out,” said the spokesperson.
Seven homes were put on back-up generators this morning and will remain on them for the next two weeks while the work continues at different locations across the village including Pound Lane.
Power supplies to 19 homes other homes in the village were turned off this morning and will remain without power until 4pm this afternoon while felling work is done along Salisbury Road (A27).
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