Suffolk homes still without power

ENGINEERS are still working to restore power to homes across Suffolk, electricity bosses have confirmed.

ENGINEERS are still working to restore power to homes across Suffolk, electricity bosses have confirmed.

A spokesman for EDF Energy said some people would have to face a second night without power.

Hundreds of homes in the east of England were without electricity last night and today - including parts of Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds, Brandon and Wenhaston.

Engineers have been working throughout the day to restore power but have been hampered by poor travel conditions due to high winds and snow.


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A spokesman for EDF Energy apologised for the inconvenience and said he hoped full power would be restored by Sunday.

"We have additional staff working to resolve these faults, but as travel conditions are so poor it is extremely difficult for our engineers to patrol our overhead lines and reach faults in many areas, even in four-wheel-drive vehicles," he said. “We are working to get the majority of customers back on line by the end of today but possibly there will be some who are going into a second night without power.

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“We appreciate how difficult it can be to lose power, especially in cold weather, and would like to apologise for the inconvenience this is causing."

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