'Explosion' as power cable falls in Tavistock

A high voltage power cable has fallen across a street, with residents saying they heard an explosion.

The cables were found across Mount Tavy Road in Tavistock, Devon, at about midnight by people who heard the noise, firefighters said.

A fire crew called to the scene stayed until engineers from Western Power made the scene safe.

The road would remain closed until the cable was repaired, Devon and Somerset Fire Service said.

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