Homes and businesses in Marlborough experienced a short power cut this afternoon.

Power went down at 2pm for between 10 seconds and three minutes.

Neil Anderson from Southern Electric said: “Our system has a piece of equipment that is essentially like a trip switch in your home and when it senses a problem it turns the power off and when it senses there is no issue it is intelligent enough to switch itself back on so power was only off for a maximum of three minutes.”

Anyone experiencing issues should call Southern Electric on 0800 072 7282.