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Power cuts affect Norwich residents

A street light in Norwich. Photo: Denise Bradley Copy: Dan Grimmer For: EDP/EN ©Archant Photographic 2009 01603 772434

A street light in Norwich. Photo: Denise Bradley Copy: Dan Grimmer For: EDP/EN ©Archant Photographic 2009 01603 772434

©Archant Photographic 2009

Residents and businesses in Norwich were affect by a series of brief power cuts last night.

There were reports of the first power cut happening for a couple of seconds just before 9.30pm and also another momentary outage at 10.30pm.

There were also reports of similar incidents from the Ipswich Road and Thorpe St Andrew areas of the city.

A spokesman from the electricity board, UK Power Networks, said: “A fault on an underground electricity cable interrupted power supplies in the Rouen Road and Surrey Street area of Norwich just before 9.30pm last night.

“UK Power Networks engineers restored power to the first customers just after 10pm and all supplies were reconnected by 10.25pm. During our work to restore power some of our customers, in the east of the city, may have experienced flickering supplies.

“We recognise the inconvenience this caused and would like to apologise to all those affected.”

UK Power Networks was unable to confirm how many customers were affected.

Were you affected by last night’s power cuts? Contact reporter Donna-Louise Bishop on 01603 772438 or email donna-louise.bishop@archant.co.uk

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