Power cut affected hundreds of homes in seven postcodes

PUBLISHED: 16:08 16 November 2019 | UPDATED: 16:08 16 November 2019

UP Power Networks said it was working to restorre supplies to all customers: Yui Mok/PA Wire

UP Power Networks said it was working to restorre supplies to all customers: Yui Mok/PA Wire


Engineers are still working to tackle a power cut which happened on Thursday night.

UK Power Networks said 627 customers in seven postcodes were affected by the outage at around 9.50pm. It said it received 43 calls about the problem.

Areas affected included Hilgay, Litcham, Dersingham and Anmer.

Engineers were on site to investigate an hour later. Some people were switched back on while temporary generators were connected on Friday morning.

One property is still believed to be cut off. UK Power Networks said it would continue to provide updates until everyone is switched back on.

It said the problem had been caused by a fault in an underground electricity cable.

A spokesman added: "Our engineers worked as quickly and safely as possible to restore electricity to 627 properties in Kings Lynn, which were affected by a power cut. All but one customer has had power restored. We realise how difficult it can be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

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