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Brandon/Thetford: UK Power Networks engineers trying to reconnect thousands of homes

23:10 03 January 2014

UK Power Networks teams are attempting to restore electricity to homes in Thetford and Brandon

UK Power Networks teams are attempting to restore electricity to homes in Thetford and Brandon

Several thousand people in the Thetford and Brandon area are without electricity this evening following a power cut.


UK Power Networks engineers are currently working on site to restore power to several thousand customers in the Thetford and Brandon area after a power cut was reported at 9.14pm. The cause is being investigated.

Meanwhile, in the Diss area, 360 customers experienced a power cut for 24 minutes. UK Power Networks engineers restored power by 10.14pm and are continuing to work on site to establish the cause.



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