Lorry crashes into electrical pole in Stowmarket

Crown Street in Stowmarket, where a lorry crashed into a lamppost

Crown Street in Stowmarket, where a lorry crashed into a lamppost - Credit: Charlotte Bond

A lorry has crashed into an electrical pole in a residential street in Stowmarket, damaging overhead cables.

The post after it was struck by the the lorry

The post after it was struck by the the lorry - Credit: Kevin Smith

The incident happened in Crown Street, which leads over the River Gipping, shortly after 8.30am today, Suffolk police said.

The road was closed for the post to be fixed

The road was closed for the post to be fixed - Credit: Charlotte Bond

A police spokesman confirmed UK Power Networks was aware of the issue and engineers had been dispatched to the scene.

UK Power Networks confirmed a number of homes were left without electricity after the wooden post was knocked down.

A resident who lives in Bury Road, a few hundred metres away from Crown Street, said his home had been left without power after the crash.

UK Power Networks engineers were dispatched to the scene

UK Power Networks engineers were dispatched to the scene - Credit: Charlotte Bond

Both sides of the railway track in Crown Street have been closed, but Greater Anglia has not announced any impact to its services.

The road was closed off at the junction with Bond Street and Hamilton Way while the engineers lifted the post back into place.

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