Cable fault knocks out power to hundreds of homes and businesses
- Credit: UK Power Networks
Hundreds of people woke up this morning with no electricity supply in their homes due to a power cut.
UK Power Networks were made aware of the problem shortly before 6am on Tuesday.
As of 6.45am, 411 properties were affected along the Norfolk-Suffolk border, including some in and around Beccles, Bungay and some in Lowestoft.
Engineers were sent to the scene at 6.19am to investigate the issue, caused by a faulty piece of underground equipment.
Power was rerouted remotely to some people while engineers worked at the scene to restore power to the rest of the affected homes.
UK Power Networks said the problem was fixed by 9.09am.
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