Hastings power cut leaves residents without electricity

A power cut in parts of Hastings led to residents losing their electricity supply yesterday evening (Thursday, July 22).

According to UK Power Networks, the fault affected homes in the TN34 1 postcode area.

On its tracking service on its website, the company said it first identified the fault at around 12.15pm.

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Engineers arrived on site just before 2.40pm, the company added, carrying out investigations into the fault.

Residents in the TN34 1 postcode area of Hastings have been affected by the power cut, UK Power Networks said. SUS-200523-202607001

However, UK Power Networks said a specialist engineer had to be called out after a fault with underground cabling was discovered.

It added teams carried out excavation work in order to get to the faulty underground cable so it could be repaired.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “Our engineers worked as quickly as possible to restore electricity supplies to 23 properties in the Wykeham Road area of Hastings yesterday.

“Following a fault on an underground cable at 12.15pm, engineers reconnected power to 12 customers by 4.23pm and to a further 10 properties by 1.35am.

“Access was needed this morning to restore the final supply. We are sorry for any inconvenience this caused.”