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Thousands of homes are still without power in East Anglia due to Storm Doris

PUBLISHED: 22:29 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 07:43 25 February 2017

Storn Dorris knocks down a tree in West Dereham. Picture: Peter Kerrison

Storn Dorris knocks down a tree in West Dereham. Picture: Peter Kerrison

Peter Kerrison

More than 2,000 homes in Norfolk and Suffolk remain without electricity after high winds from Storm Doris brought trees down on to power lines.

The devastation caused by yesterday’s storm force winds means that thousands of homes are still without power with some supplies not expected to be restored until Friday evening.

UK Power Networks said power has been restored to 223,700 of the 231,900 properties affected by Storm Doris and the equivalent of nearly four weeks’ work was undertaken in just one day with calls to 600 damage incidents.

Additional staff and contractors were brought in and continue working in engineering, tree cutting, damage assessment, call taking and customer services.

Some of the areas in Norfolk which are sill without electricity include Gressenhall, Old Buckenham, Great Yarmouth, Roughton and Cringleford.

The company’s website states: “Electricity engineers have now restored power to the majority of homes and businesses affected by Storm Doris.

“Our engineers will be working through the night and into Saturday to overcome challenging working conditions and complex repairs and reconnect remaining customers. All customers who may be off supply overnight will be contacted by our Customer Services department and vulnerable customers will be offered additional assistance including hot food and overnight accommodation as required.”

MORE: Storm Doris causes chaos across Norfolk and Suffolk

Anyone who sees an overhead line down has been urged to call the mergency power cut helpline on 105 or 0800 3163 105.

The UK Power Networks website is displaying an interactive map showing details of all the power cuts.

Website: www.ukpowernetworks.co.uk.

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