Old Station Road in Mendlesham closed as electrical cable pulls on a building wall

Damage to building caused by power cable results in road closure in Mendlesham

Damage to building caused by power cable results in road closure in Mendlesham

A road was closed in Mendlesham this evening because of fears around an unstable building.

Damage to building caused by power cable results in road closure in Mendlesham

Damage to building caused by power cable results in road closure in Mendlesham

Old Station Road was shut because an electric cable was pulling at the gable wall of a building in the road.

Uk Power Networks went to the scene to deal with the issue, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said.

A spokesman for UKPN said they were first on scene at 5.15pm when it was decided linesmen were required.

They arrived at 7.10pm and put barriers up around the area because the situation was deemed potentially dangerous, the spokesman added.


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Only the building attached to the cable, the St Joseph’s Centre, had its power switched off and it is not thought to be in danger of collapsing.

At 9pm the UKPN spokesman said its staff had left the scene having disconnected the cable.

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He said the wall would need to be repaired before it could be reattached.

No other buildings have been affected.

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