Hundreds of Harborough homes hit by power cut

Hundreds of properties have been left without power this afternoon (Friday) after a cable fault.

The power cut has affected premises in the Alvington Way area of Market Harborough.

Resident Matthew Hickman ‏said on Twiiter: “Had no problem with electric supply until @wpduk started [messing] about last night. Now nothing! #Harborough.”

Western Power Distribution said the power cut has been caused by an underground cabling fault and added: “Our engineers are repairing. We apologise and aim to restore supply by 5pm.”

Story by Alex Blackwell

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