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Engineers work to restore power to Wirral homes

The skill of electricians in Liverpool – as well as a host of other tradesmen – has been illustrated by an ongoing episode in Merseyside.

According to the BBC, some 1,500 homes in Wirral were left without gas earlier this week following a flooding of pipes that resulted from a burst water main.

National Grid deployed about 80 engineers to the site to tackle the gas problem and an electrical blackout that was affecting some of the properties.

A surge in demand for electricity is said to have overwhelmed the local network on Sunday (November 13th), leading to the cut that ran into this week.

At first, more than 2,100 homes were hit by the power downtime, but 605 of these were reconnected on Monday.

Last month, reports emerged of a fire in a flat in Folkestone, Kent that was slept through by its occupier and may have led to electricians being required during the repair operation.

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