Power restored to homes in Diss

Just less than 2,000 of the 2,100 properties affected by a power cut in Diss this morning have had their electricity restored. A spokeswoman for EDF Energy said that power had been restored 32 minutes after a catastrophic failure at 11.12am today.

Just less than 2,000 of the 2,100 properties affected by a power cut in Diss this morning have had their electricity restored.

A spokeswoman for EDF Energy said that power had been restored 32 minutes after a catastrophic failure at 11.12am today.

But town centre shops had not had power restored an hour after the cut, with the spokesman stating that EDF Energy had engineers “working hard” on the situation.

She said the company was investigating the cause of the power failure - with residents told locally that a major power cable in Dickleburgh, three miles north of Diss, had been cut through.

The power failure completes a week of misery for Diss, where the town gridlocked on Tuesday after temporary traffic lights were switched on to build a new roundabout in Victoria Road.

Contractors this morning denied responsibility for the power cut.