MORE than 150 homes in the BA14 and BA 15 postcode areas that were hit by a blackout following a series of loud bangs in Trowbridge on Monday, now have power once again.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to Shore Place just after 9pm following an incident at a local electricity substation.

Two crews from Trowbridge and Bradford on Avon initially attended the scene and then handed over the incident to Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) power engineers.

It is understood the loud bangs and flashes were caused by overhead wires that had come down.

According to the SSE website, a total of 157 customers were hit by the power outage.

Local residents reported a series of loud bangs and saw bright flashes. An alleyway leading to a field at Shore Place has been sealed off with ‘do not cross’ tape.

However SSE used mobile generators to get everything back working again by 2.30am on Tuesday morning.

An SSE spokesman said: “We apologise for the loss of supply. Our priority is to make sure everything is safe and then get it back up and running as soon as possible. Using mobile generators, the power was back on by 2.30pm. We will send engineers to the overhead wires as soon as possible.

“If you need more information, please call us on 0800 072 7282 and quote reference 'EE05.”