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Storm Doris cut power to 231,000 homes across East Anglia

UK Power Networks had to deal with electricity cuts to 231,000 properties in East Anglia. Photo: ITV News Anglia

More than a quarter of a million homes across the East of England have been hit by power cuts caused by Storm Doris winds gusting at more than 80 mph.

UK Power Networks says electricity had been restored to 222,000 of the 231,000 properties affected by power cuts by 3pm on Friday.

The storm caused extensive network damage across East Anglia and the equivalent of nearly four weeks’ work was undertaken in just one day.

Watch a video report by ITV News Anglia's Tanya Mercer

The power cuts to peaked at around 6pm on Thursday when 40,000 properties in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex were without electricity.

Specialist teams have been working to restore supplies and UK Power Networks says it is hoping to get power back to the remaining 5,000 properties, mainly in Norfolk and Suffolk, by the end of Friday.

The company is warning people to keep clear of any damaged power lines.

UK Power Networks says it has done four weeks' work in one day. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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