Underground cable fault left hundreds without power

UK Power Networks said around 120 homes and businesses on the outskirts of Norwich and in Broadland villages remained affected by power cut.

UK Power Networks said around 120 homes and businesses on the outskirts of Norwich and in Broadland villages remained affected by power cut. - Credit: Simon Parkin

A fault with an underground cable left hundreds of homes and businesses without power.

UK Power Networks said about 300 homes and businesses on the outskirts of Norwich and in Broadland villages had been affected by the power losses which were reported at shortly after 6pm on Monday.

Areas affected by power cut. 

Areas affected by power cut. - Credit: UK Power Networks

Households experienced power cuts in parts of Postwick, Blofield, Lingwood, Rackheath, Salhouse and South Walsham. The affected postcodes included NR10, NR12 and NR13.

Engineers worked to reconnect supplies and almost all homes saw power restored by 9.45pm.

In an update to customers UK Power Networks said: “Thank you for your patience while our engineers diverted power around the underground cable fault in the Norwich NR13 area, we've now restored power to most of the affected properties.


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"There are now only three properties without power, who we'll speak to directly.”

- Keep up to date at UK Power Networks map

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