Hundreds in Norfolk hit by power cut

PUBLISHED: 23:44 27 September 2019 | UPDATED: 08:43 28 September 2019

Hundreds of people were affected by a power cut. Pic: UK Power Networks.

Hundreds of people were affected by a power cut. Pic: UK Power Networks.

UK Power Networks

Power has been restored to hundreds of homes after thunderstorms swept across the county on Friday.

UK Power Networks said more than 300 people in the area around Lenwade, Lyng, Honingham, Dereham and Scarning had been affected due to an overhead electricity line fault.

They said they had become aware of the power cut at just after 6pm and engineers had gone to the scene.

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Power was not restored until around 1.30am.

Michelle Tolley, who lives in Sparham, and has been affected by the cut said it was "absolutely disgraceful".

She tweeted: "The power cut in Norfolk is totally unacceptable. We have many elderly people where we live who are vulnerable and alone."

UK Power Networks replied to her that power cables had come down because of a snapped pole. They said: "Due to the location of the pole it has made the repairs very difficult, but our teams are working as quickly as they possibly can."

There were also faults which caused issues in the Wymondham, Fakenham, Litcham, Reepham, Blakeney and Holt areas,

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