Power outages in Dorset – where is that affected?

Power cuts affect hundreds of Dorset residents.

Storm Arwen blew through Dorset today, knocking down power lines on the A31 this morning. Elsewhere, there are faults reported on the network.

You can view the Scottish and Southern power grid map here

Bournemouth district BH8

  • 142 postcodes affected in parts of Queens Park, Townsend and Holdenhurst
  • Breakdown reported at 5 a.m. Must be back by noon.

BH23 district of Christchurch

  • Four postal code zones affected
  • An engineer is on the way
  • To be paid before 11 a.m.

BH24 – Chaussée d’Avon

  • Six postal code zones affected
  • Power should be on by noon

Ringwood and Verwood BH21 zones

  • 59 postal codes assigned to Ringwood, Verwood, Poulner, Hightown and Burley
  • The failure has been recorded. An update comes from the engineers.

Corfe Mullen and Sturminster Marshall areas

  • Eight postal codes concerned
  • Power must be restored by noon

Sandford, Rempstone and Wareham BH20 zones

  • Eight postal code zones affected
  • Breakdown recorded at 6.30 a.m.

Neighborhoods around Bere Regis

  • 94 postal codes concerned
  • Breakdown recorded at 7 a.m.

Zones in DT11

  • 39 postal codes concerned
  • Power should be restored at 10 a.m.

Postal codes DT9 & DT10s

  • Eight affected areas
  • Recovery by noon


  • Longburton area – 10 postal codes affected
  • Power should be restored at 10 a.m.

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