Updates as almost 500 homes hit by power cut in east Cambridgeshire

Nearly 500 homes in east Cambridgeshire are without power.

Nearly 500 homes in east Cambridgeshire are without power. - Credit: Terry Harris

Almost 500 homes in east Cambridgeshire were left without power following an outage which affected hundreds of customers across 21 postcodes.  

Residents in Mepal, Sutton, Witchford, Witcham and Little Downham reported power cuts this afternoon (March 2) from around 4pm.  

At the time, a spokesperson for UK Power Networks said: “We are aware of a power cut in your area. 475 customers are affected in 21 postcodes. 

“We're sorry for any disruption this may be causing you. We estimate the power will be back on between 6pm and 7pm this evening. 

“We may be able to get some customers on sooner. 

“We had to turn off power in your area so our engineers could safely carry out emergency repairs to the network.”  

One resident said: "I've had message from UK Power Networks stating unplanned power cut has occurred."

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Another joked: "Dinner out tonight then." 

According to the UK Power Networks website, power was restored at 6.13pm - which the initial report coming in at around 4.20pm.