Power cut verdict - you're fired!

DOZENS of TV viewers in Ipswich will be smarting today after missing the hotly anticipated The Apprentice final and the European election results due to a power cut.

HUNDREDS of TV viewers in Suffolk will be smarting today after missing the hotly anticipated The Apprentice final and the European election results due to a power cut.

Nearly 100 homes in the Norwich Road area were re-connected today after suffering a blackout from 9.42pm yesterday until nearly 1am.

A spokesman for EDF Energy said the homes experienced an interruption to their power supply because of a fault on an underground electricity cable.

He added: “EDF Energy Networks engineers worked as quickly and as safely as possible and restored all supplies.


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“We appreciate how difficult it can be to lose power and would like to apologise to customers for the inconvenience caused by this incident.”

Meanwhile, around 150 homes are still without power today in the Thwaite area after a tree struck a high voltage overhead cable at around 10.30pm.

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More than 460 homes were initially affected, but a spokeswoman for EDF said engineers had worked through the night re-connect some properties.

She added: “Engineers are working as quickly as possible to restore power to the 150 customers in Thwaite and Wetheringsett whose supplies remain affected.

“Tree cutting work continues this morning and more staff are currently on their way to the scene.”

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