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Road hit by fault in cable.

BANGS could be heard when an underground cable fault caused the pavement to lift in a Northumberland town.

At shortly before 10am yesterday, members of the public reported hearing "popping noises" and smoke under a street in Bellingham.

It happened on the B6320 between the Greenhaugh turn-off junction and the Kielder turn-off junction.

Northumberland Fire and Rescue and Northern Powergrid were called to the scene but no fire was found.

Instead, firefighters assisted by using a thermal imaging camera to help identify the fault, a spokesperson for the brigade said.

No electricity supplies were turned off as members of Northern Powergrid remained at the scene to investigate the fault.

The road was closed for a short time but has now reopened.

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 4, 2015
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