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Homes across Lowestoft left without power

PUBLISHED: 14:16 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 14:16 28 February 2018

Power cuts have hit part of Suffolk. Picture: ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE

Power cuts have hit part of Suffolk. Picture: ANDREW MILLIGAN/PA WIRE

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Power cuts have hit parts of Lowestoft – with homes in the Carlton Colville and Gisleham areas among those affected.

Engineers are continuing to investigate several power outages across the region – with hundreds of homes left without power earlier this afternoon in Carlton Colville.

With UK Power Networks hoping to get the power back on between now and 3pm, according to engineers currently “19 customers” are affected in the NR33 8 postcode. Earlier this afternoon more than 1,000 homes had been left without power.

In all cases these “unplanned” power cuts are thought to have come from faults in high voltage overhead electricity lines.

A spokesperson for UK Power Networks said: “We were investigating a high voltage overhead electricity line fault which caused a power cut in the local area.”

With the yellow warning of snow still in place for Lowestoft for today, staff at popular play and party venue Adventure Island Play Park, on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate, “have taken the decision to close the centre at 3pm,” today.

A spokesman said: “For the safety of our customers and staff, play and football activities have been cancelled. ❌All after school clubs and rentals have been cancelled.”

The centre aims to reopen at 10am tomorrow.

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