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Power cut in Thanet affects hundreds of homes

A huge power cut left hundreds of homes without electricity.

UK Power Networks said about 875 customers across seven postcodes in Thanet were affected by the outage.

Hundreds of homes have lost power across Thanet. Picture: UK Power Networks
Hundreds of homes have lost power across Thanet. Picture: UK Power Networks

Engineers worked to fix the issue so power coud be restored to homes in Broadstairs and Ramsgate.

A report was first received at 8.19am and an investigation has revealed an underground electricity cable faulted on the high voltage network.

An update posted at 9.04am by UK Power Networks said: "Our engineers have arrived on site in the Broadstairs area to investigate the power cut currently affecting 875 properties.

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

"We know that the government advice has changed, but we still ask that you socially distance when interacting with our staff.

"We know that 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.

"We'll update you with all of our progress but if you need to speak to us, call our team on 08003163105 any time."

UK Power Networks has since said power was restored at 9.20am.

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