Power cut plunges Norwich into darkness

The Rouen Road junction with Cattle Market Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The Rouen Road junction with Cattle Market Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Hundreds of homes and businesses in Norwich were left without electricity this morning following a power cut.

Around 250 properties in the Rouen Road area of the city - postcode NR1 - were affected.

UK Power Networks restored power in the area earlier than expected and businesses were up and running again by midday.

Among the businesses affected were the headquarters of Archant - publishers of the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

The following message was reported on the UK Power Networks website:


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'There was a power cut in this area earlier. Our engineers worked hard to fix it and your power should now be back on. We are sorry for any trouble this may have caused you. If you are still experiencing problems try resetting your trip switches or contact us and we will be able to help.

'Potentially affected postcodes: NR1 3,NR1 2,NR14 8,NR2 2

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'Reason for the power cut: Our engineers had to redirect power due to a fault on the electricity network.'

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