Jason Hardman, YEDL
manager told the Examiner: "On Tuesday we had a "fuse activation" which affected the substation.
If you suffer a power cut contact YEDL
''s emergency number on 0800 375 675.
A spokesman for YEDL
said: "A fault on an underground power cable meant power went off in the Clayton West area at 3.15am yesterday morning.
A police spokesman said: "The woman had been forced to take down her washing, such was the strength of the smell coming from the nearby flat." A neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: "About three police vans and uniformed officers, as well as a YEDL
van, turned up.
I've spent more time speaking to YEDL
than to the Mrs!
A spokesman for electricity distribution firm YEDL
said: "The problem was on a high-voltage underground cable, which developed a fault.
Earlier this week, a spokesman for Kirklees Council's regeneration department, blamed the power cuts on Yorkshire Electricity Distribution (YEDL
) and Mr Wakeley also slammed the utility company's unhelpful attitude.
"But I also think YEDL
(Yorkshire Electricity Distribution) and the contractors are also at fault."
Fed up, he contacted the power suppliers, YEDL
, but as of yet an engineer hasn't been out to fix the fault.
The criminals had also extensively modified the building's power supply and engineers from YEDL
had to make the supply safe before the dismantling process could begin.
A spokesman for electricity supply firm YEDL
apologised for the inconvenience.
A spokeswoman from electricity supplier YEDL
said 738 customers lost their supply at about 11.30am.