Luckily Victor was not at home when a telegraph pole crashed through the lean-to on the side of his Leverington home during high winds

Electricity pylon came down in Leverington rear garden.Victor Van Der Westhuizen with the pylon in h

Electricity pylon came down in Leverington rear garden.Victor Van Der Westhuizen with the pylon in his rear garden. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Victor Van Der Westhuizen was still waiting for engineers to remove a telegraph pole from his lean-to after it blew down last night.

High winds brought down a telegraph pole in Leverington

High winds brought down a telegraph pole in Leverington - Credit: Archant

Mr Van Der Westhuizen though is relieved the pole- which came down during yesterday’s high winds- didn’t cause him or anyone else any injury.

“It crashed into my yard and although the power has been switched off I’m still waiting for it to be moved,” he said.

One fire crew from Wisbech and another from West Walton were called to reports of electricity poles and cables fallen in Ringers Lane, Leverington.

Four electricity poles were involved.

High winds brought down a telegraph pole in Leverington

High winds brought down a telegraph pole in Leverington - Credit: Archant


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A fire service spokesman said: “One electricity pole with a transformer on it had fallen on to a house. No one was in the property at the time.”

The fire service said they spoke with local residents and advised them to stay in their properties until the power was isolated by UKPN.

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“Residents in eight properties in the immediate vicinity were given advice by the fire service,” said the spokesman.

No rescue or fire took place and no one was hurt in the incident.

High winds brought down a telegraph pole in Leverington

High winds brought down a telegraph pole in Leverington - Credit: Archant

The road was closed and after power had been isolated, crews ensured the scene was safe.

Crews returned to their stations by 6.05pm.

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