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Power returned to homes 12 hours after crash involving Audi damages cables

PUBLISHED: 16:36 08 October 2020 | UPDATED: 18:30 08 October 2020

An Audi collided with a garden, which led to power cables being knocked down in Haughley Green. Picture: CRAIG MILES

An Audi collided with a garden, which led to power cables being knocked down in Haughley Green. Picture: CRAIG MILES

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Power has been returned to a Suffolk village, 12 hours after an Audi crashed into a garden, damaging overhead cables.

An Audi collided with a garden, which led to power cables being knocked down in Haughley Green. Picture: CRAIG MILESAn Audi collided with a garden, which led to power cables being knocked down in Haughley Green. Picture: CRAIG MILES

Suffolk police were called to Fir Tree Lane in Haughley Green following a collision which knocked down 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 was closed at the Wetherden and Bacton junction however it has since been opened.

Nearly 70 homes were without power for much of the day.

An Audi collided with a garden, which led to power cables being knocked down in Haughley Green. Picture: CRAIG MILESAn Audi collided with a garden, which led to power cables being knocked down in Haughley Green. Picture: CRAIG MILES

Engineers from UK Power Network remained at the scene to fix the damage for 12 hours.

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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 4.30pm and 5.30pm for power to be restored.”


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