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UK Power Networks apologises for power cut in Fauchons Close, Bearsted, near Maidstone

Hundreds were left without power near Maidstone earlier today.

UK Power Networks (UKPN) has apologised after a faulty underground cable caused a power cut in 375 homes, in the Fauchons Close area of Bearsted, at around 1.15pm.

Residents at Fauchons Close were left without power today
Residents at Fauchons Close were left without power today

The power was up and running again by 2pm.

A spokeswoman for the company said: "Our engineers worked as quickly as possible to restore power supplies to customers. A fault on an underground cable interrupted supplies to 375 customers at 1.13pm. All supplies were restored by 2.02pm. We understand how difficult it is being without electricity and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

There was also a power cut in West Malling earlier today, with eight postcodes affected. UKPN received 19 calls about the outage, which was fixed at 1.10pm.

It is not known how long the power cut lasted.

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