3,500 Mapperley Park homes affected by power cut
RESIDENTS in Mapperley Park were without electricity this morning due to an underground cable fault.
About 3,500 homes were affected by the power cut which started at 6am.
Engineers restored the electricity supply in stages – but power was lost again at about 8am.
Nearly all homes have now had power restored. The few that haven't are being hooked up to generators.
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A spokesman for Western Power Distribution said: "An underground cable fault has caused the problem.
"Engineers are still working out there at the moment and once everyone is back on they will work to repair the cable."
About 2,600 people in the Porchester Road and St Ann's Well Road area also suffered a power cut on Sunday night which lasted from 6.30pm to 8.15am.