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Hundreds of homes without power near city

PUBLISHED: 21:50 05 February 2020 | UPDATED: 23:29 05 February 2020

More than 300 homes were affected by a power cut close to Norwich. Picture: UK Power Networks.

More than 300 homes were affected by a power cut close to Norwich. Picture: UK Power Networks.

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Almost 1,300 homes close to Norwich were without electricity for hours after a power cut.

UK Power Networks (UKPN) said that an underground electricity cable faulted on their high-voltage network, causing an area-wide power cut.

A total of 1,291 customers across three postcodes were affected, with hundreds without electricity for more than two hours.

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Some homes in NR1, NR2 and NR4 were hit, including in Cringleford, Keswick and the Golden Triangle.

A spokesperson for UKPN said: "We became aware of this power cut at 9.17pm. We're sorry for any disruption this may have caused. We didn't know in advance there would be a power cut."

Power was returned to all but two properties at 11.16pm.

UKPN said that they would speak with the residents of the two homes directly until their electricity was also restored.

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