BREAKING NEWS: Eastbourne electricity sub station explosion

Breaking news
Breaking news

Several roads in Eastbourne are closed and homes left without power after an electricity substation exploded this evening (Friday).

There was an explosion at the sub station close to Bridgemere Road and Churchdale Road shortly after 6pm tonight and police believe it has been totally destroyed.

Roads around the area have been closed off while police, fire crews and officials from the electricity board are at the scene surveying the damage.

It is not yet known whether homes will have to be evacuated but many have been left without electricity.