Power cuts affect hundreds of homes as high winds hit Norfolk

A swathe of Norfolk has been hit with a power cut, affecting approximately 388 homes

A swathe of Norfolk has been hit with a power cut, affecting approximately 388 homes - Credit: UK Power Network

Almost 400 homes are without electricity as "disruptive winds" hit the county.

UK Power Networks confirmed 388 homes across Norfolk were without power after a high voltage overhead electricity line fault caused a power cut across nine postcode areas in Norwich, north Norfolk and south Norfolk.

The fault was first reported at 6.20pm and affects NR7 0 NR10 5, NR11 6, NR12 9, NR13 6, NR15 1, NR16 1, NR16 2 and NR28 0.

Power is expected to be restored between 8-9pm, though it could be later depending on the nature of the fault.

This is the second major power cut to hit the county on Bank Holiday Monday.


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The utility firm said it had been made aware of an earlier power cut affecting 500 properties across east Norfolk at 3.04pm adding its engineers "will do everything they can to get your power back quickly".

The homes and businesses affected were within a large area stretching from Rackheath, near Norwich, all the way to Scratby on the coast, and from Catfield in the north to Reedham further south.

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Not all properties in that area will be affected, though postcodes that were included NR13 3, NR13 6, NR29 3 and NR29 5.

The power cut was believed to have been caused by a high voltage overhead electricity line fault and was resolved swiftly, with power being restored at 3.46pm.

It comes as winds pick up across the county following a yellow weather warning issued by the Met Office.

A spokesperson said on Monday morning: "Damage to outdoor temporary structures is possible, with some tree branches down too."

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