BT lines down for two weeks in Cambridgeshire after rain

Cambridgeshire villagers who have been without telephones and broadband for almost two weeks may not be reconnected until the weekend, BT has said.

The company has apologised to almost 200 customers in Little Wilbraham and Bottisham after equipment was damaged by heavy rain in August.

Residents said the elderly were being put at risk without a landline.

BT said repairs were "extensive" and some people could be connected sooner, with others reconnected at the weekend.

A company spokesman said it received the first fault reports on 25 August.

Engineers had been carrying out "major excavation and engineering work" to repair damaged cables and junctions.

BT hopes to reconnect the first customers on Thursday evening.

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