Falling Branch Cuts Stockport Power

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Stockport homes were without power  after a falling branch caused a huge blackout.

Residents in Mellor heard an ‘explosion’ just before the lights went off on them – there was another loud bang reported shortly after.

A spokesman for Electricity North West said the incident initially affected 451 homes and that a fault in a ‘pole mounted transformer’ was reported after a branch fell onto power lines.

Engineers were sent to the scene, with two more teams deployed later in the afternoon.