Power failure in Ipswich

MORE than 2,000 people in Ipswich were left without power today.EDF Energy were called after power was interrupted to 2,070 customers in Burrell Road at 8.45am.

MORE than 2,000 people in Ipswich were left without power today.

EDF Energy was called after power was interrupted to 2,070 customers in Burrell Road at 8.54am.

Its network engineers restored supplies to 740 customers by 9am and a further 1,289 customers by 10.40am.

A spokeswoman for EDF energy said: “Work is continuing to identify the cause for the power interruption and reconnect the remaining customers as quickly as possible.

“Today's power interruption was caused by third party damage to an underground cable. Work is continuing to reconnect the remaining 41 customers still affected.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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“We are committed to providing a reliable supply of electricity and, in a bid to reduce the number of power interruptions caused by contractors damaging underground cables, actively encourage any firm undertaking work to contact us in advance for advice and free cable locating maps, to help them avoid our cables. This is vital for their own safety as well as for the security of electricity supplies.”

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