Power cut in Beccles affecting more than 580 homes after ‘underground cable fault’

More than 580 customers have been affected in three post codes in the area. Picture: Screen shot tak

More than 580 customers have been affected in three post codes in the area. Picture: Screen shot take from UK Power Networks - Credit: Archant

Homes have been left in the dark after a power outage in Beccles this afternoon.

More than 580 customers have been affected in three post codes across the area.

Residents in the NR34 0, NR34 8, NR34 9 are expected to be without power until 6pm.

It is believed the power is out due to a high voltage line being faulted.

Lights are flickering on and off in properties on Banham Road, Cherry Hill Close and Cucumber Lane.


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Traffic lights have also been affected by the cut in power.

An update from UK Power Networks read: 'At this point we think the issue is an underground cable fault affected 582 properties. Until an engineer arrives it is difficult to give a time of restoration.

'We're often able to re-route power remotely so you be back on sooner, or your power may go on or off.'

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Stores such as Tescos are turning away customers due to the power fault.

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