Homes and businesses in Easton-on-the-Hill and Collyweston have electricity restored after power cut

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PEOPLE in Easton-on-the-Hill have had their normal electricity supply restored following a power cut on Sunday.

The two generators, which had been powering about 250 customers in Easton-on-the-Hill, were switched off at 11am this morning (Tuesday).

Western Power Distribution was alerted to the power cut, which affected homes and businesses in Easton-on-the-Hill and Collyweston, at about 4pm on Sunday.

A spokesman for Western Power Distribution said about 1,000 customers had been affected but the majority had their electricity supply back by 6pm.

The generators were installed at 2am and 3am on Monday morning for the 250 customers in Easton-on-the-Hill, who were still without power.

The power cut was caused by a fault in an underground cable.

John Davidson is landlord of The Oak Inn in Stamford Road, Easton-on-the-Hill.

He said that eight customers brought a home-cooked curry into the pub to enjoy by candlelight. He was able to serve real ale and bottled beers.

He said: “We made the best of a bad situation.”