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Hundreds of homes without power after suspected drink driver crashes into substation

PUBLISHED: 12:57 11 November 2019 | UPDATED: 15:02 11 November 2019

A woman crashed into an electrical substation in Staithe Road, Ludham, leaving 900 homes without power. Picture: Google Maps

A woman crashed into an electrical substation in Staithe Road, Ludham, leaving 900 homes without power. Picture: Google Maps

Archant

A woman was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she crashed into an electrical substation leaving 900 homes without power.

The collision happened in Staithe Road, Ludham at 6.13am on Monday morning, with electricity not restored to all the properties in the village until 1.44pm.

Ludham Surgery was one of the places affected by the power cut with patients having appointments moved to Stalham Green Surgery, eight miles away.

Manager of Ludham Surgery, Sue Marsh, said she was pleased the practice was able to relocate appointments rather than cancel them.

A spokesman for Norfolk Police said a woman in her 60s was arrested following the crash but has since been released without charge.

The road, which had been blocked by the Renault Megane involved in the crash, was cleared by 9.34am.

It is not believed the driver suffered any injuries.

-If you have been affected by the incident or have anymore information about it email joseph.norton@archant.co.uk


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