December 13 2013 Latest news:
By Matt Hunter
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Three days after the worst storm to hit parts of Suffolk and Essex in more than a decade some 1,650 homes are still without power.
UK Power Networks said it has made “substantial” progress in restoring power to properties across the east of England but scores of people are still without the vital utility in Suffolk and Essex.
A spokesman for the company said it was aiming to get heat and light back into all homes affected by this evening.
Director of customer services Matt Rudling said: “There may be a few remote properties that will take a little longer but we are now confident that we can return virtually all properties’ power supplies by the end of today.
“We have only been able to do this through the efforts of our outstanding workforce. This has been a difficult time for our customers and we thank them for the patience they have shown∙”
About 1,000 customers in Suffolk and 650 in Essex are without electricity.
Power to all other East Anglian counties has been restored.
About 700,000 homes in the east and south east were affected by Monday’s storm.