Hundreds of homes across Norfolk without power as high winds continue across county

UK Power Networks. Pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire

UK Power Networks. Pic: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Hundreds of homes across Norfolk were without power this morning as high winds continue across the county.

UK Power Networks' live map showed disruption in areas around Gorleston, Thetford, Northwold, Hapton and Lenwade.

The company said around 170 homes in an area south of Lenwade were without electricity due to a fault with an overhead line, but that has now been restored.

Around 152 homes were without power in an area just south of Thetford due to faulty network equipment, but it has since been restored.

Meanwhile, in Gorleston, on the east coast, 96 homes were without power due to an issue with an underground electricity cable.

Power was restored between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: 'Our engineers have had a reasonably busy night in the Norfolk region due to the high winds causing damage to overhead lines, but there are no widespread issues.

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'We have several hundred customers without power across the region, with engineers on site working hard to restore supplies as swiftly as is safely possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.'

In Northworld, 85 homes were affected following a fault with an overhead line. That was fixed by 10am, while 19 homes in Hapton have been left without power because of an overhead line fault.

Earlier this morning, hundreds of other homes around Blofield and Salhouse also experienced a powercut. It has since been fixed.

Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest said strong winds and rain will continue through to around 10am.Weyborne on the North Norfolk coast recorded the highest wind speed on Thursday morning at 47mph.