Power cut leaves shops in the dark

SHOPS in the town centre of Ipswich have been left in the dark today after their power supply was interrupted.

A spokeswoman for EDF Energy said that network engineers were currently in Tavern Street, Ipswich, attempting to restore the electricity supply to five customers.

She added: “A fault on an underground cable interrupted power supplies to five customers shortly after 8am this morning.

“Engineers have located the fault and are progressing with repair work to reconnect power supplies as quickly as safely possible

“We recognise how difficult it is to be without electricity and would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused.”

Stores affected by the cut include the Istore and Dorothy Perkins.

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