Cable fault knocks out power to hundreds of homes and businesses

A power cut hit more than 400 homes in Waveney on Tuesday morning.

A power cut hit more than 400 homes in Waveney on Tuesday morning. - Credit: UK Power Networks

Hundreds of people woke up this morning with no electricity supply in their homes due to a power cut.

UK Power Networks were made aware of the problem shortly before 6am on Tuesday.

As of 6.45am, 411 properties were affected along the Norfolk-Suffolk border, including some in and around Beccles, Bungay and some in Lowestoft.

Engineers were sent to the scene at 6.19am to investigate the issue, caused by a faulty piece of underground equipment.

Power was rerouted remotely to some people while engineers worked at the scene to restore power to the rest of the affected homes.

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UK Power Networks said the problem was fixed by 9.09am.

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