Storm triggers power cuts

RESIDENTS in almost 3,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft woke to find they had no electricity this morning after a lightning strike on an overhead cable.

RESIDENTS in almost 3,000 homes and businesses in Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft woke to find they had no electricity this morning after a lightning strike on an overhead cable.

The strike happened at 3.58am, leaving 2,766 customers unable to boil the kettle for a morning cuppa.

Power was restored to most people by 7.37am, but EDF Energy engineers are still working to reconnect the final 163 customers in Bradwell and Belton.

The incident came as East Anglia was recovering from a night of fierce thunderstorms.