Power cut closes Southampton city centre shops
- 27 June 2013
- From the section Hampshire & Isle of Wight
Shoppers in Southampton were ushered out of stores earlier as a power cut forced businesses to close.
More than 200 customers were still without power in the city centre at 16:00 BST, after an underground cable fault cut supplies at about 14:00.
Scottish and Southern Electric said 500 customers between Above Bar and Town Quay were initially affected.
It apologised and said power was restored by 17:00.