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Update: Road in Haverhill reopens after cables fall leaving homes without power

PUBLISHED: 14:09 29 July 2014 | UPDATED: 17:30 29 July 2014

A road is closed in Haverhill because of fallen cables

A road is closed in Haverhill because of fallen cables

Archant

Hanging cables had closed a road in both directions leaving more than 20 homes without power.

Police were called to the A143, Wratting Road, in Haverhill, at 11.40am.

The road was closed both ways at Millfields Way. EDF engineers arrived at the scene but have since left as the cables belong to BT and Uk Power Networks.

Emergency repairs have been going on and a diversion operation was underway.

A BT spokesman said: “An engineer has been to site to make our plant safe we had two overhead phone/broadband cables brought down. We will need to return to site to replace these wires.”

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks said: “UK Power Networks engineers are working to restore power to 22 customers in the Wratting Road area of Haverhill following third-party damage to the overhead electricity network.

“We had to isolate supply to these properties at around 12.45pm today following the incident.

“The company would like to reassure those affected that our engineers are working as quickly and as safely as possible to get the network back to its normal reliable state.”

A police spokeswoman said the road reopened at 1.20pm.

Witham MP Priti Patel faced questions over the prospect of a possible Cabinet return this morning in her first broadcast interview since quitting over her secret meetings with senior Israeli figures last year.

This is the last week that market traders will operate from Ipswich’s Cornhill for at least a year as work to rebuild the town centre is due to start.

Young apprentices in Haverhill have been honoured at an awards ceremony held to celebrate their successes and achievements.

Drivers are being warned they could face delays as roadworks begin at one of Ipswich’s busiest junctions this morning.

The government has still not agreed a deal to end its £50m commitment for the regional fire control “white elephant” in Cambridgeshire – nearly two years after negotiations started.

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