Hundreds affected by power cuts in Great Yarmouth and Hemsby - with pub forced to turn away diners

UK Power Networks WEATHER Christmas. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

UK Power Networks WEATHER Christmas. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Hundreds of homes have been affected by power cuts in the Great Yarmouth and Hemsby area this afternoon.

Reports of the power cut first came at 2.20pm today, and engineers are still at work to try and restore electricity in those areas.

A statement by UK Power Networks said: 'Our engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity to several hundred properties in the Great Yarmouth and Hemsby area.

'The cause is a fault on an underground cable.

'We realise how difficult it can be without power and apologise for the inconvenience.'

The Lacon Arms, in Sea View Road, Hemsby, apologised on Facebook for having to turn away almost 300 diners.

They posted: 'Absolutely gutted. There was a major power cut in Hemsby today and we had to turn away 295 bookings. We are sincerely sorry for all the disappointed guests, but it really was completely beyond our control.'

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