Freak lightning bolt breaks a wooden electricity pole leaving homes without power

Homes in Keighley were left without power after a freak lightning bolt struck a wooden electricity pole.


Bingley firefighters were called to Otley Road, in Eldwick, last night after reports of sparks being seen in a field.


When they arrived they found that 8 ft of an electricity pole had fallen onto cable lines below it.


Firefighters said that the pole had been burned right through by what they believe must have been a lightning strike.


They said that Northern Grid were aware of the incident and were at the scene last night carrying out repairs.


 

 

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6:58pm Tue 29 Jan 13

piper56 says...

since when was eldwick in keighley ?
since when was eldwick in keighley ? piper56
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7:38pm Tue 29 Jan 13

Albion. says...

piper56 wrote:
since when was eldwick in keighley ?
It doesn't say that it is.
[quote][p][bold]piper56[/bold] wrote: since when was eldwick in keighley ?[/p][/quote]It doesn't say that it is. Albion.
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6:00am Wed 30 Jan 13

Outraged English Subject says...

Yawn!
Yawn! Outraged English Subject
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12:00pm Wed 30 Jan 13

markjoe says...

Albion. wrote:
piper56 wrote:
since when was eldwick in keighley ?
It doesn't say that it is.
The first line say "homes in Keighley" then proceeds where these homes are Oltey Road, Eldwick
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]piper56[/bold] wrote: since when was eldwick in keighley ?[/p][/quote]It doesn't say that it is.[/p][/quote]The first line say "homes in Keighley" then proceeds where these homes are Oltey Road, Eldwick markjoe
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12:15pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Albion. says...

markjoe wrote:
Albion. wrote:
piper56 wrote:
since when was eldwick in keighley ?
It doesn't say that it is.
The first line say "homes in Keighley" then proceeds where these homes are Oltey Road, Eldwick
No it doesn't!
It says that it caused problems to homes in Keighley,
From the top end of Otley Road (in the Dick Hudsons area) you can be in a keighley postcode (East Morton or Riddlesden) after a couple of minutes drive, you can also walk across the moor to Brunthwaite and Silsden (also Keighley postcodes), there are lots of power-lines crossing those areas.
[quote][p][bold]markjoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]piper56[/bold] wrote: since when was eldwick in keighley ?[/p][/quote]It doesn't say that it is.[/p][/quote]The first line say "homes in Keighley" then proceeds where these homes are Oltey Road, Eldwick[/p][/quote]No it doesn't! It says that it caused problems to homes in Keighley, From the top end of Otley Road (in the Dick Hudsons area) you can be in a keighley postcode (East Morton or Riddlesden) after a couple of minutes drive, you can also walk across the moor to Brunthwaite and Silsden (also Keighley postcodes), there are lots of power-lines crossing those areas. Albion.
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