Homes in Fenland and Ely areas are currently without electricity thanks to Storm Doris with UK Power Network bringing in extra engineers to help restore power

PUBLISHED: 10:25 24 February 2017 | UPDATED: 10:25 24 February 2017

A tree which was blown down in Long Drove, Friday Bridge on yesterday Thursday brought down a power line. PHOTO: Fenland Police.

A tree which was blown down in Long Drove, Friday Bridge on yesterday Thursday brought down a power line. PHOTO: Fenland Police.

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Thousands of homes across the county including hundreds in the Ely and Fenland area are without power this morning following yesterday’s Storm Doris.

Engineers are working across the region to restore power to thousands of homes in the aftermath of Storm Doris which swept across the country yesterday (February 23) wreaking havoc as it went.Engineers are working across the region to restore power to thousands of homes in the aftermath of Storm Doris which swept across the country yesterday (February 23) wreaking havoc as it went.

UK Power Networks, which is responsible for power supplies nationwide, has drafted in extra engineers to help clear the damage and restore power as quickly as possible.

The company has also arranged for more call advisors to take calls from those hit by the power cuts.

According to UK Power Network’s website there are powercuts in Littleport, Prickwillow, Aldreth, Upwell, Outwell, Welney, and Doddington are among those currently without electricity.

Homes in Ely, which were previously affected have now had their power restored according to the power firm’s interactive map.

A statement on the website said: “We’ve been calling back as many vulnerable customers as we can to keep them updated and to ensure there is no threat to their safety and wellbeing.

“We’re sorry to all customers affected. Overnight and this morning, engineers have been moving from the South East to East Anglia, along with additional contractors released from less affected areas, to support the repairs and reconnect all the remaining supplies as quickly as possible.

“We are still urging people to keep clear of any damaged power lines and call us. Our priorities are restoring supplies as quickly as safely possible and keeping customers informed.”

Is your power off? You can sign up to UK Power Networks Live power cut list, which estimates when supplies will be restored.

You can also contact them via Twitter or Facebook where they promise they will be available to answer your questions 24 hours a day from @UKPowerNetworks.

You can call us free 24 hours a day on 105 or 0800 31 63 105. Please note the same information will be shared over the phone that is shown on the LIVE power cut list.

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