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Thousands of people suffer from power cuts in Long Bennington today (Tuesday)

Thousands of people lost power this morning (Tuesday).

A total of 2,643 Long Bennington residents suffered power cuts due to a fault on the overhead electricity network between Newark and Westborough.

The incident was first reported at 10.53am and all customers had their power supplies restored by 11.30am.

Western Power Distribution van (11530660)
Western Power Distribution van (11530660)

The supplier, Western Power Distribution, said: "We are aware that customers experienced a series of short interruptions while our engineers identified the location of the fault and re-routed electricity around the fault to restore power to those affected.

"Our engineers are now working to repair the fault.

"Customers in Balderton and Claypole may also have experienced short power cuts as a result of this fault as they are served by the same electricity circuit.

"We apologise for any inconvenience but do not expect any further disruption to electricity supplies as a result of the fault."

Have you had power cuts today? Let us know at news@newarkadvertiser.co.uk.

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