Blackout affects homes in Ambergate

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Nearly 1,800 homes were plunged into darkness last night (Wednesday, September 25) after a power cut in the Ambergate area.

Western Power Distribution said problems began at around 7.40pm, with 1,778 houses affected.

Power had been restored to 1,712 homes with an hour, while the remainder had to wait until 10.57pm.