Electricity issues persist in west Norfolk as fresh power cut hits

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Power cuts in west Norfolk affected thousands of homes on Thursday. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A power cut which knocked out the electricity supply to 2,338 properties on Thursday morning has been resolved – but a similar problem in the same area will take longer to fix.

UK Power Networks said a high voltage overhead electricity line fault was behind the issue which left homes in and around Downham Market without electricity at 7.40am.

It affected homes and businesses across nine postcodes in west Norfolk, but was fully repaired by 9am.

However, another power cut happened at 8.45am, affecting 14 postcodes in King's Lynn, Wisbech, Sandringham and the surrounding areas.

A power cut in west Norfolk initially cut the electricity supply to 2,338 homes in west Norfolk.

A power cut in west Norfolk initially cut the electricity supply to 2,338 homes in west Norfolk. - Credit: UK Power Networks

It's unknown how many properties were affected at first, and engineers were able to remotely redirect electricity supply to many of them.

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As of midday, 112 homes remain without power.

In an update, UK Power Networks said: "Our engineers have completed investigations. There's a lot of work required on site, so we have decided to use temporary generators to provide power.

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"To allow time for us to get the generators out to your area and connect them, we're now estimating we'll have power back on between 6pm and 7pm."

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