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Power cut agony

PUBLISHED: 13:45 23 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:53 23 August 2010

THOUSANDS were left without power for up to two hours when an underground electricity cable was damaged by building work. The power cut affected the High Street area of Gravesend at 12pm on Saturday. EDF Energy Networks engineers managed to restore supp

THOUSANDS were left without power for up to two hours when an underground electricity cable was damaged by building work.

The power cut affected the High Street area of Gravesend at 12pm on Saturday.

EDF Energy Networks engineers managed to restore supplies to the majority of customers in stages by 1pm, and the final supplies were reconnected just after 2pm.

A spokesperson for EDF energy said: "We are committed to providing a reliable supply of electricity and, in a bid to reduce the number of power interruptions caused by contractors damaging underground cables, actively encourage any firm undertaking work to contact us in advance for advice and free cable locating maps, to help them avoid our cables.

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