Parents and children stuck inside Lancashire play centre after truck takes down power line

Parents and children were not allowed to leave a popular soft play centre in Lancashire after a truck crashed into a power line.

By Sean Gleaves
Thursday, 7th October 2021, 2:06 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th October 2021, 2:08 pm

Firefighters were called to Jollie's Barn in Mere Brow following an incident at approximately 12.30pm today (October 7).

It was reported a truck had "taken out the live power cable over the car park," causing a "severe power issue".

"Due to the safety of our customers and staff no one is able to leave the Barn at this time," a spokesman for Jollie's Barn said.

Firefighters were called to reports a truck had crashed into a power line outside Jollie's Barn in Mere Brow.

"We will keep you updated."

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Responding to a comment on social media, staff confirmed everyone was "ok and safe" but "a bit shaken up".

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The collision resulted in an electrical cable falling down into a car park outside a commercial premises.

"Firefighters put a cordon in place and monitored the scene whilst awaiting the arrival of the electricity board.

"Electricity North West are currently in attendance working to earth the live cable."

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