Firefighters called to ‘explosion’ in Horsham town centre

Engineers fixing Horsham power cut
Engineers fixing Horsham power cut

Shops and business were left without power after an ‘explosion’ in Horsham town centre this morning (February 5).

Firefighters were called to the Causeway after an electrical substation ‘exploded’ at the junction with Blackhorse Way.

A spokesman for the fire service said two crews were sent to the scene at about 9.15am. Horsham town centre explosion: 150 homes and businesses without power

They said: “There had been an explosion at an electrical substation causing a power outage in Blackhorse Way and the Causeway.”

The incident left 151 buildings in the town centre without power including many shops and businesses. Horsham town centre explosion: All shops affected by power cut

UK Power Network engineers spent several hours carrying out repairs at the site restoring electricity to most premises by 11.45am.

A spokesman for the firm explained the explosion had been caused by ‘a fault on a piece of equipment at the local electricity substation’.

Repairs are still continuing to connect the final 12 properties.