Updated: Ten homes without power after fallen tree brings down cables

FALLEN power cables have this afternoon left 10 homes without electricity in west Suffolk.

UK Power Networks said a tree came down onto lines in Bury Road, Mildenhall around 3.15pm.

They are believed to have struck an unoccupied van.

Engineers are currently working to replace “four spans of overhead lines and one broken electricity pole”.

They initially closed off Bury Road while power to the cables was isolated.

The road re-opened shortly before 5pm.

A spokeswoman for UK Power Networks: “UK Power Networks engineers are working on Bury Road, Mildenhall to replace four spans of overhead lines and one broken electricity pole after a tree came down onto our power lines shortly before 3.15pm. Ten customers are currently without power.

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“We appreciate how difficult it is to be without electricity and will make repairs as quickly as safely possible to keep disruption to a minimum.”

Police said no-one is believed to have been injured in the incident.

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