Power cut affects nearly 1,400 Belper homes

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Nearly 1,400 Belper homes were thrown into darkness this morning (August 20) when a downed overhead power line caused a blackout.

Around 850 properties had power restored within two minutes following the outage at around 6.23am, according to Western Power Distribution.

The remainder had their power restored in stages and by 8am all but six homes had power.

A spokesman said the line was being fixed and the cause of the problem was under investigation.