Hundreds of homes in a Norfolk town left without electricity

Maintenance work being carried out on Bridge Street on Friday, July 26. Picture: Sarah Hussain

Maintenance work being carried out on Bridge Street on Friday, July 26. Picture: Sarah Hussain - Credit: Archant

Homes in a West Norfolk town were left without electricity overnight.

Emergency maintenance being carried out to restore electricity. Picture: Robert Shippey

Emergency maintenance being carried out to restore electricity. Picture: Robert Shippey - Credit: Archant

317 homes in Downham Market were left without electricity following a network fault.

UK Power Networks were called in to deal with the problem on Bridge Street on Thursday, July 26.

Robert Shippey, who lives a few doors down from where the work was being carried out, tweeted: "Apparently some in the area don't currently have electricity so this is emergency maintenance which can be done at anytime.

"I hope my neighbours electricity is restored soon."

Emergency maintenance being carried out to restore electricity. Picture: Robert Shippey

Emergency maintenance being carried out to restore electricity. Picture: Robert Shippey - Credit: Archant


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A spokesperson for UK Power Networks said: "Power was interrupted to 317 customers in Downham Market yesterday evening because of a fault in the electricity network. Our engineers worked quickly and safely to restore supplies in stages with all customers back on power at 4:04am this morning.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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"We are still investigating the cause and we are doing line patrols in the area to discuss further."

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