Power cut hits part of town

Parts of Ipswich were hit by a power cut this afternoon.

IPSWICH: Parts of Ipswich were hit by a power cut this afternoon.

A spokesperson for EDF energy said a fault on an underground cable hit connections to 1,525 people in the Cobbold Street area of town at 2.04pm.

EDF revealed that power had been restored at just after 3pm.

The spokesperson said: “EDF restored power to 261 customers within a minute and to a further 782 customers by 2.28pm.


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“Engineers restored the final supplies in the Cobbold Street area at 3.04pm. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience.”

The offices of the Evening Star in Lower Brook Street suffered two blackouts between 2pm and 3pm.

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Sainsbury's in Upper Brook Street was also affected. Customers had to queue up after the store's tills stopped working.

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