AN electricity line fault has caused a powercut which is affecting dozens of residents.

UK Power Networks engineers are currently investigating a high voltage overhead electricity line fault which has caused a power cut in the East Bergholt area affecting 15 post codes.

The company was alerted to the power cut at about 12pm today.

A total of 69 customers are being affected by the cut.

A UK Power Networks spokesman said: "Our engineers have arrived on site in the area to investigate the fault.

"Specialist engineers are also working to divert power remotely, and this can cause your lights to go on and off.

"Please follow the Government pandemic guidelines about social distancing when interacting with our staff, and keep a two metre distance at all times.

"We know that in the current pandemic, a power cut can be especially disruptive, as you may be working from home, or taking care of elderly or unwell family members, and we want to support you however we can."

The power is expected to return to normal between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.