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Power goes out in Ipswich for more than an hour

PUBLISHED: 20:35 20 November 2019 | UPDATED: 11:17 21 November 2019

UK Power Networks engineers were called to a blown fuse at a substation, which caused 31 properties to lose power Picture: CONTRIBUTED

UK Power Networks engineers were called to a blown fuse at a substation, which caused 31 properties to lose power Picture: CONTRIBUTED

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More than 30 homes in Ipswich were left without power when a fuse blew at a substation.

UK Power Networks said the power failure was first reported in the IP3 postcode just after 6.30pm on Wednesday evening.

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The firm confirmed engineers were called to the fault and carried out repairs on a blown fuse. Power was restored to all 31 affected properties shortly after at 7.46pm.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: "Our engineers worked as quickly and as safely as possible to restore electricity to 31 properties in Ipswich, which were affected by a power cut just after 6.30pm this evening.

"All customers had power restored by 7.46pm. The cause was a blown fuse at the local substation.

"We realise how difficult it can be to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused."

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