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Power cut affects more than 2,000 properties in Medway


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Engineers are investigating a power cut in the Medway area.

At around 6.30pm, 2,129 properties in the ME5 7 area of Chatham lost power.

UK Power Networks are working to repair the fault. Stock picture
UK Power Networks are working to repair the fault. Stock picture

UK Power Networks, which owns and maintain electricity cables in the South East, managed to restore the power to all but 412 customers at 7.10pm.

Engineers are currently working to restore electricity supplies to the remaining properties.

A report stated: "Specialist engineers are working to divert power remotely, and this can cause your lights to go on and off.

"Please follow the government pandemic guidelines about social distancing when interacting with our staff.

"In the current pandemic, a power cut can be especially disruptive, as you may be working from home, or taking care of elderly or unwell family members, and we want to support you however we can.

More than 2,000 homes were without power for over half an hour
More than 2,000 homes were without power for over half an hour

"We understand how difficult it is being without electricity and apologise for the inconvenience caused.

"We'll update you with all of our progress but if you need to speak to us, call our team on 0800 3163105 any time."

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