April 18 2014 Latest news:
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Power has been restored to thousands of homes and businesses on the east coast this morning after a tree blew on to overhead powerlines.
Residents in Caister, Hemsby, along with Great Yarmouth, Gorleston, Southtown, Newtown, Belton, Burgh Castle and down to Hopton and Corton towards Lowestoft reported power outages and flickering lights.
Some areas lost power for just a few minutes, while others remained in the dark.
A spokesman for UK Power Networks said the fault was reported at about 8.30pm last night and involved a fault to the high voltage network, which affected supplies in Caister, Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area.
The power company said that half of the affected properties had their power restored by 11pm and the remaining at around 1am this morning.
The power cut also resulted in traffic light failures in the area and problems are still being reported both ways on the A12 Lowestoft Road at the Bridge Road junction, Gorleston.
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