A major Ipswich road has shut due to safety reasons.

Part of Bramford Road closed "without notice" on Sunday due to repairs needed to be completed by UK Power Networks.

A spokesman for the company said: "Emergency repairs are being finalised on an underground cable fault in Bramford Road, Ipswich.

"The road was closed for safety reasons outside Rendlesham Court and engineers aim to reopen the road later on today. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Ipswich Buses said some of its services have been diverted as a result. 

"Bramford Road has been closed without notice," a spokesman said on social media.

"Buses are now diverting via Norwich Road, Chevalier Street, Bramford Road rejoining normal route."