Ilfracombe power cut affects 800 homes

Hundreds of a homes in a north Devon town have been affected by problems with electricity supplies.

Nearly 800 households in Ilfracombe lost power at about 0800 BST, Western Power Distribution said.

Engineers were dispatched to isolate the problem and about 740 households had power restored within an hour, the company said.

The remaining 58 homes were expected to have supplies restored before the end of the morning, it added.

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