RESIDENTS on a road in Almondbury have suffered weeks of power cuts.
People at Kaye Lane have lost electricity for up to 15 hours.
Patricia Oliver, 66, who lives there said: “The power wasn’t off as long in Japan after the earthquake.”
Residents at Kaye Lane first lost electricity on April 4 for five hours.
And since then, they have suffered several similar problems.
Mrs Oliver said: “I was looking after my one-year-old grandson at the time. It was difficult not being able to cook anything or make a hot drink.
“The power cut affected all my neighbours. It broke four people’s alarms, they had to pay £65 to get them fixed.”
The electricity went off on the street for a second time on April 7 for two hours and again the following day for another two hours.
Mrs Oliver said: “I was having some relatives over from Leeds who I hadn’t seen for a long time.
“There were eight people coming to lunch and I needed to put the stew and dumplings in the oven at 11am.
“When the power still wasn’t back on by 1pm, I gave up and went to the fish and chip shop.
“When I got back the power was back on.”
On April 11 the power was cut for 15 hours from 6.30am to 9.30pm.
Mrs Oliver said: “All the food in my freezer has been ruined because of this.”
The street lights at Kaye Lane have not worked since the power cuts started.
Mrs Oliver said: “It’s a very dangerous corner at the top of Kaye Lane and it’s scary coming home in pitch black.
“I’ve told Kirklees Council’s highways department but they don’t seem interested.”
A council spokesman said yesterday: “It’s a general power supply problem in the area it’s a question for the electric company.”
The Examiner contacted YEDL several times to ask for a comment on the power cuts. None was forthcoming.