Council forced to move meeting after King’s Lynn power cut

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Hundreds of homes and businesses in the centre of Lynn were plunged into darkness yesterday evening, Thursday, January 29, by a fault on the power network.

Supplies in the Purfleet Street and King Street area, including the Lynn News offices, were lost shortly before 6pm.

And the cut forced what is thought to be an unprecedented switch of venue for West Norfolk Council’s meeting as the Town Hall was also in the area affected.

The meeting eventually started a few minutes later than scheduled after councillors and officials had gathered at the authority’s offices in Chapel Street instead.

A total of 391 properties were affected by the loss of power, which UK Power Networks said had been fixed by around 7pm.

A spokesman for the company said the problem was caused by a fault in the high voltage underground network.

She added: “Our engineers worked as quickly as possible to return supplies to normal and all customers were back on supply by 7pm.

“We realise how inconvenient it can be to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”