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Christmas Day power cut in Diss

PUBLISHED: 09:21 26 December 2009 | UPDATED: 11:22 12 July 2010

More than 2,000 people in the Diss area were left without power on Christmas Day.

An underground fault caused power to be interrupted to 2,369 customers just after 11am yesterday morning .

More than 2,000 people in the Diss area were left without power on Christmas Day.

An underground fault caused power to be interrupted to 2,369 customers just after 11am yesterday morning .

Power supplier EDF Energy networks said power was restored to the vast majority of customers within 90 minutes, and that they were working to restore power to the remaining 313 people yesterday afternoon .

Alexander McLeod, 83, from Fieldhouse Gardens in Diss, said his power had been off for an hour-and-a-half this morning .

He said: “I suffer from blood clots and this morning I could not get my gas fire on.

“It has caused a big inconvenience with it being Christmas Day.”

A spokesman for EDF said: “We do understand how difficult it is for our customers being without electricity, particularly at this time of year, and would like to apologise for the inconvenience.”

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