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Solar Flares Could Be Blamed For Barnsley's Power Problem

Friday August 5 2011

SCIENTISTS are claiming that a series of solar flares that erupted in the Sun over the last three days could be to blame for a disruption to local power grids.

The solar flares caused some radio blackouts Wednesday and Thursday, and caused some disruptions of high-frequency communications with aeroplanes. The last hit of the solar flare reached the earth's atmosphere today.

Barnsley residents have been reporting regular disruptions in power: Co-op in Grimethorpe, The Mall lost power with some areas of Grimethorpe being without power since 11pm last night. Other areas have reported flickering but no cuts.

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