MORE than 1,500 homes and businesses were affected by a power cut on Saturday.
The power cut affected 1,524 customers in Station Road and Finkey Street in Oakham. The electricity went off at about 12.15pm and was caused by a fault with a high voltage underground cable.
Power was restored to 900 customers within five minutes and the remaining homes had their electricity back on by 1.20pm.
A spokesman for Western Power Distribution apologised for the inconvenience.