Lorry crashes into electrical pole in Stowmarket
- Credit: Charlotte Bond
A lorry has crashed into an electrical pole in a residential street in Stowmarket, damaging overhead cables.
The incident happened in Crown Street, which leads over the River Gipping, shortly after 8.30am today, Suffolk police said.
A police spokesman confirmed UK Power Networks was aware of the issue and engineers had been dispatched to the scene.
UK Power Networks confirmed a number of homes were left without electricity after the wooden post was knocked down.
A resident who lives in Bury Road, a few hundred metres away from Crown Street, said his home had been left without power after the crash.
Both sides of the railway track in Crown Street have been closed, but Greater Anglia has not announced any impact to its services.
The road was closed off at the junction with Bond Street and Hamilton Way while the engineers lifted the post back into place.
For up-to-date information about the county's roads, visit our LIVE traffic map.
Join our Travel Information group on Facebook for all the latest traffic news.
- 1 Take a look inside 15th Century farmhouse near Ipswich up for sale
- 2 Jailed in Suffolk: The county's criminals locked up in the last week
- 3 Missing 13-year-old boy from Hadleigh found safe
- 4 BrewDog, The Botanist and other reasons to be positive about Ipswich town centre
- 5 Empty Ipswich office block could become new flats
- 6 Tattingstone 'suitcase murder': 'Never too late' say police on 55th anniversary
- 7 Take a look inside new Ipswich restaurant that makes pizza the 'proper way'
- 8 Interactive map reveals the Suffolk postcodes with the highest Covid rates
- 9 Is Ipswich really England's oldest town? Experts give their view
- 10 House of Tweed leaves Ipswich after Christmas season