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Nearly 70 homes without power after collision knocks down power cables

PUBLISHED: 09:04 08 October 2020 | UPDATED: 11:44 08 October 2020

Almost 70 homes are without power this morning following a collision which knocked down a power cable Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Almost 70 homes are without power this morning following a collision which knocked down a power cable Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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A village road is likely to be closed all day following a collision which knocked down power cables.

Suffolk police have been called to Fir Tree Lane in Haughley Green following a collision which knocked down some power cables.

Officers were called to the village at 5.45am after an Audi collided with a garden, which led to power cables being knocked down.

The road is currently closed at the Wetherden and Bacton junction.

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Stowmarket Police said on Twitter that the road is likely to be shut for most of the day.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said it was unclear if any injuries had been sustained by the driver.

UK Power Networks have reported that around 70 homes are currently without power in the area and are likely to remain so until at least 4.30pm.

In a message on their website UK Power Networks said: “After assessment, damage to the electricity pole is significant, so we’re going to have to replace it completely then reconnect our cabling.

“To do this safely, we need specialist teams, equipment, vehicles and arrangement of a road closure. Due to this, our engineers have advised an estimated timeframe of between 16:30 and 17:30 for power to be restored.”


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