Homes left without power after harvester catches overhead wires

Hundreds of homes and businesses were left without power this afternoon after a power cut which occurred after a farm contractor caught overhead power lines.

The harvester caught cables while working in fields near Aysgarth.

The power cut was reported at about 3.30pm.

Northern Powergrid said it caused a power cut for around 810 properties.

It is understood the villages affected included West Witton and Wensley.

Power was restored at around 5pm.

2 Comments

  1. These combines areget bigger and there doesn’t appear to be the same rules that low loaders have to comply with. I feel that they should have to move on trailers as they are too high and wide for our rural roads I do understand that on and off loading is onerous but most are now wider than the standard 6m road

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