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Hundreds of homes and businesses across Norfolk hit by power cut

PUBLISHED: 12:53 09 December 2019 | UPDATED: 15:27 09 December 2019

More than 1000 homes and businesses across East Anglia have been affected by two large power cuts. Picture: UK Power Networks

More than 1000 homes and businesses across East Anglia have been affected by two large power cuts. Picture: UK Power Networks

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More than 1000 homes and businesses across Norfolk have been affected by two large power cuts.

A total of 459 customers across 18 postcodes and 546 across four postcodes have been affected by an area wide power cut today.

UK Power Networks became aware of the power outage at 9.56am on Monday, December 9 after an underground electricity cable faulted on the high voltage network, causing the area wide power cut.

A total of 24 customers called the electricity provider about the outage.

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Engineers were on site carrying out investigations at 11.07am.

A spokesperson from UK Power Networks said: "Engineers are now on site, carrying out investigations into the fault. Once they have completed their assessment, they will carry out repairs.

"Our engineers have discovered that the power is off in the area due to a fault with some equipment that supports the network. We are sending a specialist team to assist with repairs."

Postcodes affected include, NR10 3, NR10 5, NR11 8, NR12 0, NR12 9, NR16 1, NR28 0, NR28 9, NR28 O, NR9 4, NR20 0 and NR3 3.

Engineers have estimated that power should be restored between 5 and 6pm.

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