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BT Edinburgh exchange outage
« on: August 12, 2020, 01:30:32 PM »

Astonishing storms lightning torrential rain and flooding in the Edinburgh area and a major exchange is down. All my four Andrews and Arnold links appeared down early this morning and are still down - auto-switched over to 3G.

see https://aastatus.net/36746
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Re: BT Edinburgh exchange outage
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 01:40:05 PM »

I'm a few miles South of Edinburgh.

I've never seen thunder and lightning like it before.
The flooding is horrendous in some parts with the A68 road practically disintegrating at parts.

Thankfully my FTTP install is still going ahead today with only a slight delay from an A.M to a P.M install.
I was anticipating my install being cancelled due to last night's rain but the engineer has txt to say he's still coming  :)
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Re: BT Edinburgh exchange outage
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 07:29:15 PM »

From about 20 past 4pm, Morningside Edinburgh BT-dependents got the internet again.

It's eye-opening how much I've been dependent on the internet.

The storms were rather lovely. In a wild kind of way.

I remember as a child the comfort of
being under an eiderdown (/duvet), while the rain lashed at the windows.

In Edinburgh, some 7(?) years ago, there was the time cars were floating in
Balcarres Street. I remember photographing the water lapping at my neighbours air-bricks.
And the torrents flowing into my back garden.
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Re: BT Edinburgh exchange outage
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2020, 07:42:48 AM »

The internet came back on at around 15:40 UTC yesterday. I had been on 3G (auto-failover) all day. In the early morning, some machine somewhere started downloading something after the failover and it spent an hour downloading flat out, at a low speed. This happened  before I woke up, and it racked up a 3G bill of about £17.  >:(  So we had internet via 3G and 4G all day but we had to ration our usage in order to keep the bill from getting truly horrendous.
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Re: BT Edinburgh exchange outage
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2020, 09:16:12 AM »

Amazing hole in the A68 :

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Re: BT Edinburgh exchange outage
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2020, 08:06:21 PM »

Amazing hole in the A68 :

That's what I was referring to in my post above.
That's only about 5 miles down the road from me.

The thunder and lightning was like nothing I'd ever seen before.
Pretty glad I'm no longer on an xDSL service as that much lightning usually would have sent my line crazy.

[Moderator edited to remove the link to the image, which is visible in the preceding post.]
« Last Edit: August 17, 2020, 05:55:34 PM by burakkucat »
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Re: BT Edinburgh exchange outage
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2020, 01:35:10 AM »

Iíve driven that road god knows how many times over the years when coming up from England over Carter Bar or occasionally from Wooler  and Coldstream. It wouldnít be very funny if you just ran into that hole in the middle of the night when itís pitch black or the weather is foul. Amazing no one got killed.

Up here we were at first way too far north and then way too far west to see any lightning or rain. The only reason I knew about it all to begin with was the crazy clusters of alerts visible on my lightning strike alert app showing the madness at Edinburgh and near Birmingham.
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