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More than 80 homes in Stowmarket and the surrounding area still being affected due to an 'area wide' power cut this morning.

UK Power Networks engineers are trying to repair issues with an underground electricity cable faulted on its high voltage network.

Some houses have been without power since around 4.30am this morning, and though some have said their power has returned, a new estimate on the company's website said power should be restored in some form between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

UK Power Networks' map of the affected area. Picture: UK Power Networks.
UK Power Networks' map of the affected area. Picture: UK Power Networks.

An update seen by the Bury Free Press, said engineers had completed their investigations and a lot of work was still needed to repair the issue, so temporary generators were being brought in to help provide power until the problem can be fully sorted out.

According to the company's power cut map on its website, areas in postcode areas of IP14 1, IP14 2, IP14 3, IP14 4, IP14 5 and IP4 4 are being affected.