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Hundreds of homes hit by early morning power cut

PUBLISHED: 07:18 13 March 2020 | UPDATED: 09:40 13 March 2020

A power cut left more than 400 homes without power this morning. Picture: UK Power Networks

A power cut left more than 400 homes without power this morning. Picture: UK Power Networks

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More than 400 homes were left without electricity this morning after their power supply was cut.

UK Power Networks said that they became aware of the issue at 5.45am on Friday.

Homes in villages south of Lowestoft and Beccles were affected - 428 were initially left without power.

Engineers are currently on site to fix the problem, though 105 properties are still without electricity as of 7am.

UK Power Network said the unplanned power cut was caused by a high-voltage overhead electricity line fault.

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A spokesperson said: 'We're sorry for any disruption this may have caused. We didn't know in advance there would be a power cut, but now that we know our teams will do everything they can to get power back on quickly.

'Engineers in our control room have switched some customers back on in the area. Engineers are now on site, carrying out investigations into the fault.

'Once they have completed their assessment they will carry out repairs.'

Power was initially expected to be returned to all homes by around 8.15am, but difficulty in accessing the area has meant that engineers have been delayed.

it could now take until 1pm for power to be restored to the rest of the affected homes.

'We apologise this is taking than anticipated and we'll keep you updated with the progress of the repair,' said UK Power Networks.

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