Lights out as power cut leaves Market Deeping, Deeping St James and Langtoft in the dark

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A POWER cut left 3,000 properties without electricity last night.

The lights went out in Market Deeping, Deeping St James and Langtoft at about 9pm.

About 1,500 properties regained power after three minutes, but others were left in the dark for up to two hours.

Normal service was resumed just after 11pm.

Western Power Distribution confirmed the outage had been caused by a cable fault. Engineers are investigating the problem.