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More than 2,000 homes left without power after supply fault

PUBLISHED: 14:26 29 August 2020 | UPDATED: 17:31 29 August 2020

Among areas affected by power cut in South Norfolk. Picture: UK Power Networks

Among areas affected by power cut in South Norfolk. Picture: UK Power Networks

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Hundreds of homes and businesses were left without electricity following widespread power cuts caused by an underground fault.

Engineers are working to reconnect homes in Norfolk following power cut. Picture: UK Power NetworksEngineers are working to reconnect homes in Norfolk following power cut. Picture: UK Power Networks

UK Power Networks said more than 2,300 homes and businesses in south Norfolk had been affected by the power losses shortly after 1pm today (August 29).

Engineers had to called in to reconnect supplies by diverted power around the network fault in the Attleborough area.

At its peak more than 2,300 households experienced power cuts in parts of Wymondham, Attleborough, Bunwell, Hingham, Rocklands, Great Ellingham and Old Buckenham.

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The affected postcodes included NR16 1, NR17 1, NR17 2, NR18 0, NR18 9, NR7 1 and NR9 4.

Most properties were reconnected before 4.30pm.

UK Power Networks said: “Thank you for your patience while our engineers diverted power around the underground network fault, we’ve now restored power to most of the affected properties.

“If you’re without power and haven’t been contacted, then we’ll need to hear from you.”

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