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Power restored to homes after electricity cable damaged

PUBLISHED: 14:56 17 January 2020 | UPDATED: 18:15 17 January 2020

Needham Market has been hit by a poweroutage after an electricity cable was damaged. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Needham Market has been hit by a poweroutage after an electricity cable was damaged. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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Power has been restored to homes in Needham Market after an electricity cable was damaged earlier in the day.

Some of the area around Needham Market is currently without power and there is no estimate of when it might be restored yet. Picture: UK POWER NETWORKSSome of the area around Needham Market is currently without power and there is no estimate of when it might be restored yet. Picture: UK POWER NETWORKS

People living in the town were told it could be six hours or more before power was switched back on.

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However, UK Power Networks engineers managed to fix the issue by 6pm, around five hours after the problem was first reported.

A spokesman said: "Our engineers worked hard to fix it and your power should now be back on.

"We are sorry for any trouble this may have caused you.

"If you are still experiencing problems try resetting your trip switches or contact us and we will be able to help."

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