Update: Lights back on in Southrepps after 10 hours following storms

Lightning over Norfolk. Picture: David Head

Lightning over Norfolk. Picture: David Head - Credit: Archant

Lightning strikes plunged customers in a north Norfolk village into darkness - some for more than 10 hours.

At its height, about 12.30am today, 1,840 customers lost power for nine minutes.

At 4.45am 315 customers were affected and power to the final 14, in the village's Thorpe Road area, was finally restored by UK Power Networks engineers at 3.37pm.

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