Hundreds of homes and businesses hit by power cut

UK Power Networks

A total of 197 customers across three postcodes in between Swaffham and Thetford have been affected by a power cut this evening (Friday, May 21). - Credit: UK Power Networks

Almost 200 homes and businesses have been affected by two large power cuts.

A total of 197 customers across three postcodes in between Swaffham and Thetford have been affected by a power cut this evening (Friday, May 21). 

UK Power Networks became aware of the power outage at 6.47pm after an high voltage overhead electricity line fault.

A total of 21 customers called the electricity provider about the outage.

Engineers were on site carrying out investigations at 8.09pm.

A spokesperson from UK Power Networks said: "Engineers are now on site, carrying out investigations into the fault. Once they have completed their assessment, they will carry out repairs.

"We didn’t know in advance there would be a power cut, but now that we know, our teams will do everything they can to get your power back quickly. 

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"Our engineers have been able to divert electricity around the faulty part of the network, restoring power to some customers.

"We know your power may now be back on, however; we'll keep sending text updates to everyone until all the power to your area is on."

Postcodes affected include IP25 6, IP26 5 and IP26 6.

Engineers have estimated that power should be restored by 12.30am on Saturday.

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