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Almost 500 homes left without power

PUBLISHED: 17:01 19 August 2020 | UPDATED: 22:07 19 August 2020

Almost 500 homes are without power near Hadleigh Picture: ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE

Almost 500 homes are without power near Hadleigh Picture: ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE

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Nearly 500 homes were left without electricity this afternoon, following a power cut.

According to UK Power Networks three postcode areas around Hadleigh, Elmsett and Bildeston were affected by the power cut which has left 476 homes without electricity.

It is believed the cause of the power cut was a fault in the high voltage overhead electricity line.

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Engineers were sent to the affected areas.

UK Power Networks said on its website: “Our engineers have investigated and found power is off due to overhead cabling which has been grounded.

“In order to get this repaired safely, we’ll need to trim back trees from our equipment and re-erect them. We have teams of tree-trimmers on their way to assist, but due to this development it’s now possible we won’t be able to restore your power within the timeframe we’ve advised.”

Power was finally restored to all homes by 9.30pm.


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