A major power outage affected parts of Uckfield and Maresfield this morning.
The power cut started at about 10am this morning and affected several hundred businesses and homes. House alarm bells were heard to ringing on estates.
UK Power Net said that a faulty piece of equipment in the local substation was the cause and engineers had been assigned to the area and the estimate for restoring power was between 11:30 and 12:30.
At 10:46am UK Power Net explained that the fault might be underground and that about 275 houses were being affected.
At 11:40 several UK Power Net vehicles were seen at the sub-station on Batchelor Way, West Park checking.
Power was restored at about 11:55am.