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Cineworld complex on Cardinal Park evacuated after power cut

15:05 08 January 2016

Cardinal Park

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Cineworld in Ipswich was evacuated this afternoon due to a power cut.

It has been reported the town’s Crown Court has also been affected.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “Following a fault on the underground electricity network 74 customers in the Cardinal Park area of Ipswich would have seen an interruption to their power supply at around 1.30pm this afternoon, with 72 customers having their power restored around five minutes later.

“We currently have two customers without electricity and we would like to reassure them that we are working as quickly and safely as we can to get their power restored as soon as we can.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this incident.”

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  • Seems Mr Geater was upset that his Star Wars film was interrupted... JDermot, has a point, yesterday, power failures, spikes and surges across half of Ipswich - many sets of traffic lights failed too. No mention on this website of it happening at all. Just news about a weak funnel cloud a day or so late.

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    Ipswich Entrepreneur

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Yesterday, large swathes of Ipswich lost power.. Up to 2000 customers affected, twice. We were cut off for around half an hour. Lots of businesses were plunged into darkness. I looked to the local press for an insight into the problem, maybe a reason for the disruption... Nothing. Today, 74 customers lost power for 5 minutes, and it's news. I reckon maybe we should install a cinema in our office!

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    JDermot

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • The power is now back on and has been since about 2pm! I was half way through Star Wars. Nooooooooooo!!!!

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    Chris Church

    Friday, January 8, 2016

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