LATEST: Power outage problem should be resolved this evening after two underground cable faults cause problems in Lowestoft

TWO underground cable faults have affected hundreds of homes and businesses in Lowestoft today with engineers saying the power outage problem should be repaired later this evening..

UK Power Networks spokesman said: 'Engineers are working as quickly as safely possible to restore power supplies to more than 600 customers in the London Road North and Denmark Road area of Lowestoft following two underground cable faults at 7.57am this morning.

'Usually we are able to restore supplies quickly through feeding electricity from an alternative source but this unusual occurrence of two unrelated faults close together has prevented that.

'Both faults have been located and are being worked on.

'Mobile generators are on site. We anticipate being able to restore supplies either through completing repair on the faults or through mobile generation in the early evening.

'We appreciate how difficult it is to be without electricity and apologise to all those affected.'

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