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  1. News on tv over here stated the electrical power suppliers in England have asked for help in reconnecting supplies after the big winds .

    A task force from Ireland is now on its way to help England!!!

    Two many profits and not enough people on the job? or exceptional wrong kind of winds?
  2. FlagWagger

    FlagWagger Book Reviewer

    The usual power line problem is that since privatisation maintenance has been cut and focused solely on the lines themselves. As a consequence trees have been allowed to grow ever closer to the transmission lines so that when the wind blows, trees have a greatly increased chance of bringing down the power lines!
  3. You can't expect Electricity suppliers to have all cables underground. Do you? Its only the 21st Century!!!

  4. We do in rural Norfolk.In the last 15 years we havent had a single los of power! :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:
  5. S-B

    One of the better suggestions on how to spend the £100,000,000 that went on the Millennium Dome was to have a 25 year running programme to bury every single electrical, telephone etc. cable in the UK. Any new cable would of course have to be laid undground. Think UK with no pylons, telegraph poles etc.

    But of course the current Pollies would have had no grand gesture to show off at midnight 31st Dec 1999.

  6. Two winters ago the Western Isles were devastated by storms with whole areas being without power for days and in some cases over a week.

    Teams of lads came from all over the UK to help repair the damage to the lines and worked all hours of the day and night in terrible weather conditions to get us all back on line.

    I take my hat off to these guys and hope they got a well deserved pat on the back from their bosses.


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