UPDATE: Homes to be left without power until the evening after fire

West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service
West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service

Several homes in a village will be left without power until late this evening after a fire this morning (Tuesday December 15).

Emergency services were called to Adversane Lane, in Adversane, at around 11.30am.

A spokesman for the fire service said a small fire broke out in a distribution box on a telegraph pole but was put out before crews arrived.

Scottish and Southern Energy, which is responsible for power in the village, said engineers are still currently fixing the problem which left 16 homes without power.

A spokesman for the network provider said power had been restored to 11 homes but five will be without electricity until 9pm this evening.

They added: “We would like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience or disruption caused.”

Delays were reported on the road due to the issue.

The B2133 Adversane Lane was closed in both direction between the A29 Stane Street junction and the Marringdean Road junction due to the fire.

A police spokesman said the road has now been re-opened

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