Borough blackout causes chaos

WORK at one of the newest office blocks in Suffolk ground to a halt today after its electric system was blown by a massive power cut.Engineers are working to get systems back up and running at Ipswich council's Grafton House offices - but fear that the work of the borough could be crippled until next week.

WORK is under way to restore electricity at Ipswich's corridors of power after a power cut left systems down today.

Engineers are working to get systems back up and running at Ipswich Borough Council's Russell Road offices although it is understood the problem may not be resolved until Monday at the earliest.

As well as losing electricity, the phone system is also down and the council's website is currently not accessible.

Members of the public are being advised to contact their local ward councillor or Customer Services Direct at Ipswich Town Hall if they have any urgent enquiries.

Council leader Liz Harsant said temporary generators have been installed at Grafton House to restore power to the building's reception area.

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