More than 2,000 Ramsgate properties hit by power cut

Power cut

A power cut has affected 2039 Ramsgate properties.

An underground electricity cable faulted on UK Power Networks high voltage network, causing a power outage in the town at 11.43pm.

Affected postcodes are  CT11 7,CT11 8,CT11 9.

Residents have reported hearing a loud bang before the power went out.

UK Power Networks says it expects electricity to be restored by 2.30am. A message on the company’s website says: “Our engineers are working hard to fix it as quickly as possible. We are sorry for any trouble this may have caused you.”

Kent Police have also been called out.

Keep track of the progress here

UPDATE: Power restored to 1,263 properties. Another 776 to go (1am)