Why has the power been going off in Framlingham?

Overhead power cables have been blamed for two of the cuts. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Overhead power cables have been blamed for two of the cuts. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Frequent power cuts have been reported in Framlingham over recent days – including several in a short space of time this afternoon.

Some of the outages have coincided with the stormy weather, most notably in the early morning of Wednesday, July 19. However there have been other interruptions when the weather has been fine and dry.

UK Power Networks, commenting before the latest outages struck, said it was aware of only two cuts in the past week.

A spokesman added: “We apologise to customers in the Station Road area of Framlingham for two brief interruptions to their power supply on July 20 and 22.

“Engineers quickly restored power to about 970 customers in less than two minutes, after problems on an overhead power line.”

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Following the latest cuts, the spokesman added: UK Power Networks engineers are working quickly and safely to restore power as soon as possible to 189 properties in Farlingham following damage to an overhead line at 15:01 this afternoon.

“We understand how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused. The cause is being investigated. Sometimes tree branches or debris can touch overhead lines and we run a tree trimming programme to help prevent power cuts.”

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