VIDEO: More than 20,000 affected by power cut in Yeovil and Sherborne
Over 20,000 people were affected by a power cut which hit Yeovil and Sherborne today.
Motorists faced delays on Lysander Road and Forest Hill in Yeovil when traffic lights there failed.
Southern Electric Power Distribution apologised to customers for the power failure which was caused by a fault at a sub-station in Yeovil just after 1pm.
A spokesman for Southern Electric Power Distribution said: "A fault occurred within one of our sub-stations in Yeovil just after 1pm this afternoon.
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"Safety equipment activated to protect the network and our customers and that caused a number of other sub-stations to lose supply.
"By re-routing power through the network, our engineers were able to restore supply to all customers by 2.30pm."
He said the company is investigating claims there was an explosion at the Yeovil sub-station but said it could have been the noise of safety equipment activating.
He said: "We quite often get reports of noise that people have heard from sub-stations which can just be the noise of our safety equipment activating.
"But we will obviously be investigating in greater detail what exactly has happened.
"Our first priority is always to get our customers back on as quickly as possible."
Yeovil Library closed temporarily due to the power cut - which affected a number of town centre businesses - but has now re-opened.
Residents living in Sturminster Newton were also affected by the fault.
Anyone still experiencing problems should call the company on 0845 0760 530.
Take a look at video footage of shops in Yeovil forced to close due to the power cut.