Huge power cut knocks out electricity to almost 1,000 homes

Homes in Bury St Edmunds were hit by a power cut. Picture ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE

UK Power Network are investigating - Credit: Archant

Almost 1,000 homes are without power this afternoon after a major power cut in Mid Suffolk. 

The power cut is currently affecting areas around Stowmarket, Needham Market and Eye. 

At its height, more than 2,000 homes were affected but many have since been reconnected.

A UK Power Networks spokesman said: "We were investigating a high voltage overhead electricity line fault which caused a power cut in the local area."

It initially expected to have the power cut resolved between 5pm and 6pm this evening, however that has now been moved to between 10.30pm and 11.30pm.

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Some homes now have full power.

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