Power cut affects dozens of homes in Norwich

Unexpected power cut affects 69 homes in Norwich. Picture: UK Power Network

Unexpected power cut affects 69 homes in Norwich. Picture: UK Power Network - Credit: Archant

Around 69 homes in Norwich were without hot water and electricity for three during a power cut.

The power cut was first reported at around 2.30pm on Wednesday afternoon in the NR2 3 area of the city.

Hot water and electricity had both been cut off in the Mount Pleasant and Eaton areas of Norwich, due to UK Power Networks (UKPN) engineers having to turn the power off to safely repair two faults on their network.

Speaking at the time of the power cut, a spokesman from UKPN said: 'Engineers are working as quick as possible to restore power to 69 customers.

'For safety reasons we have had to turn off the power at 2.39pm while we attended to an underground fault on Connaught Road.

'We apologise for any inconvenience.'

Ayeshah Lalloo, 22, of Connaught Road, said: 'I have seen the UK Power Networks van down the road for a few days now but I don't know whether that's related to what's happening.

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'It's just a bit of a pain not knowing when it's going to come back, especially now it gets dark so early.'

'The UK Power Networks Twitter team have been really helpful and signed me up to receive text updates about what's going on.'

Power was restored in the area at around 5.30pm.

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