Department store closed after power cut

IPSWICH department store Debenhams was closed for the day following a power fault.

IPSWICH department store Debenhams was forced to close its doors to customers today after a power fault.

Engineers from EDF Energy were called to the store in Westgate Street by the fire service shortly before 11am today.

Power was isolated at 1.30pm to 903 customers in the town centre, after a fault developed on a piece of equipment on the high voltage electricity network.

Customers were without power for 11 minutes while engineers worked on site to restore power to Debenhams.

An EDF Energy spokeswoman said: “This was necessary to enable engineers to start repair work on the network in safety, and restore power to the customers whose power was affected by the fault, as quickly as possible.

“We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.”