Watch footage of burning power cable which left 5,000 homes in Drayton and Taverham without power

The power cable on fire which left thousands of homes without power in Drayton and Taverham. Picture

The power cable on fire which left thousands of homes without power in Drayton and Taverham. Picture: Andrew Wilson - Credit: Archant

Footage has captured a power cable on fire in Costessey which left more than 5,000 homes around Drayton and Taverham without power.

The homes were left without power at various points on Sunday, with an initial power cut in the morning, and an area wide blackout shortly before 1pm.

Power was switched back on at the majority of properties by 1.50pm, but it was later lost again at 7pm.

Andrew Wilson filmed the power cable which caused the cut on fire at Shallowbrook Lakes in Costessey.

UK Power Networks said they had managed to isolate the section of cable and restore power back to homes.


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At the time of the initial cut, they said their engineers were 'working hard to fix it as quickly as possible' and apologised for any inconvenience.

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