Power restored to 180 homes after specialist team sent to make repairs

PUBLISHED: 07:01 29 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:18 29 March 2020

A power cut affected 183 properties in north west Norfolk. Picture: UK Power Networks

A power cut affected 183 properties in north west Norfolk. Picture: UK Power Networks


More than 180 homes across three postcodes in north west Norfolk were hit by a power cut on Sunday morning.

UK Power Networks said they became aware of the problem at 3.02am and managed to reroute electricity to some houses remotely.

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But to restore the rest, engineers were sent out and arrived on site at 4.08am to return power to 183 homes.

Affected areas include the PE31 8, PE36 5 and PE36 6 postcodes in north west Norfolk, including properties in Hunstanton, Burnham Market and Docking.

The problem is believed to have been caused by a grounded high-voltage overhead electricity line.

It was originally hoped that power would be restored to all homes by 9.30am, but delays meant that a specialist team had to be sent to the site and repairs were completed at 10.34am.

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