Hundreds suffer power cut in Waveney and mid Norfolk

Map of power cuts in the Waveney and central Norfolk areas

Hundreds are without power in the Waveney and central Norfolk areas - Credit: UK Power Networks

Some 379 people were affected by a power cut earlier this evening in the Waveney area, with electricity expected to be restored for a remaining 6 people at some point between 10.30pm and 11.30pm.

The power cut, which affected homes across a large rural area near both Beccles and Lowestoft, was caused when an overhead electricity cable faulted. 

Meanwhile, in the Mattishall area, near Dereham, between 3 and 14 people were without electricity for a couple of hours, though power appeared to have been restored by 10.10pm.

Power cuts may also be affecting the Lenwade and Costessey areas, to the north and west of Norwich, after a customer called their supplier today to report an outage. UK Power Networks have not yet indicated when repairs can be expected in this part of the county.