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Homes without power due to overhead cable fault

PUBLISHED: 11:17 25 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:37 25 October 2019

Homes have been left without power due to overhead cable fault. Picture: UK Power Networks

Homes have been left without power due to overhead cable fault. Picture: UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks

Homes and businesses have had electricity restored seven hours after a power cut caused by a fault with overhead cables.

Properties in around Scole, Eye and Stuston, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, were first hit by loss power supplies at shortly at about 9am today (October 25) prompting reports to UK Power Networks.

Engineers in the national control room were able to switch some customer's power back on but engineers were sent to investigate the cause.

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The affected postcodes included IP21 4, IP21 5, IP23 7 and IP23 8.

UK Power Networks said: "We were investigating a high voltage overhead electricity line fault which caused a power cut in the local area.

"To get everyone's power back on we may need to attend to investigate and make repairs. We'll continue to update you until everyone's power is back on."

Power supplies were fully restored to all properties at 4.15pm.

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