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Huge power cut affects thousands in north Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 14:39 18 July 2019 | UPDATED: 08:58 19 July 2019

A power cut is affecting thousands of people across north Norfolk. Picture: UK Power Networks

A power cut is affecting thousands of people across north Norfolk. Picture: UK Power Networks

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An unexpected power outage affected hundreds of homes and businesses across north Norfolk.

Hundreds of homes in north Norfolk have been left without power after a high voltage line fault. Photo: Sonya DuncanHundreds of homes in north Norfolk have been left without power after a high voltage line fault. Photo: Sonya Duncan

The outage was first reported at 10.22 on Thursday morning and is believed to have affected 518 addresses across north Norfolk.

Parts of Mundesley, Gimingham, Thorpe Market, Roughton, Metton, Lower Gresham, Aylmerton and Felbrigg were affected by the power cut.

UK Power Networks are investigating a high voltage overhead electricity line fault, which caused the cut.

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They said at the time: "We're sorry for any disruption this may have caused you.

"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.

"We've turned off more power to allow our engineers to safely make some additional repairs to the fault.

"To give them time to do this, we are now estimating to have the power back on between 3.30pm and 4.30pm."

Engineers arrived on the scene of the faulty electricity line at 11.11am where they began investigating the fault.

- Are you being affected by the power cut? Email Abigail.Nicholson@archant.co.uk

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