Power cut in King’s Lynn after cable fault

Uk Power Networks engineers at work
Uk Power Networks engineers at work

Residents and workers in Lynn town centre have been experiencing power cuts this afternoon, after three short power outages.

People within the post codes PE30 1 and PE30 2 were affected by the outages, which forced a number of shops to close temporarily until the power returned and was caused by an underground electricity cable according to officials.

On its website, UK Power Networks said: “There is currently a power cut in this area. Our engineers are working hard to fix it as quickly as possible.

“We are sorry for any trouble this may have caused you.

“An underground electricity cable has faulted on our high voltage network, causing an area wide power cut.”

It is estimated that the problems, which affected 159 customers, should be fixed between 3pm and 4pm today.