Power restored in 200 Woking homes after electrical fault

Power has been restored to more than 200 homes left without electricity after a fault in the underground distribution network in Surrey.

UK Power Networks said 211 properties in the Mount Hermon Road area of Woking lost power at 19:40 GMT on Monday.

Engineers worked through the night but were unable to fully repair the fault by the morning. Homes were linked to a temporary generator on Tuesday.

The company said all but 15 customers had mains power restored by midday.

British Red Cross workers were called to the Mount Hermon Road area to provide hot drinks to those who need them and check on vulnerable people.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said the fault, on a connection underground, was not caused by cable theft or stormy weather.

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