SHOPS, businesses and other properties in and around Wisbech town centre were without electricity for a time this afternoon (Friday).
Premises were plunged into darkness around 3.30pm as the power went off. Some properties were back on power within a short time and others were without electricity until around 5pm.
Many businesses had to turn customers away and close because staff could not operate tills and staff stood outside some of the banks to warn customers about the problems.
It is understood there was a fault underground and workmen were alerted as soon as possible to restore supplies.