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Hundreds of homes in Bury St Edmunds struck by power cut

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

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

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More than 1,500 homes in Bury St Edmunds were out of electricity this morning due to an underground power cable fault.

As well as affecting hundreds of homes in the Western Way area of town, St Edmundsbury Council’s West Suffolk House headquarters was out of power.

The lights went out at around 10.50am but were switched back on by 1pm.

A council spokesman said that the power cut had affected the council’s phone system.

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks apologised for the disruption.

She said: “UK Power Networks engineers have restored electricity supplies after a power cut in part of Bury St Edmunds.

“At 10.51am 1,550 properties in the Western Way area lost supplies as a result of an underground cable fault and the final few properties had power restored just before 1pm.

“We would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused.”

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