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Diss homes lose power supply

PUBLISHED: 15:59 13 May 2009 | UPDATED: 11:05 12 July 2010

Power to more than 100 homes in Diss was interrupted on Tuesday after a lorry brought down an electricity pole on the town's main road.

Morning commuters suffered major disruption after Victoria Road was closed for more than an hour following the incident that took place at about 8.

Power to more than 100 homes in Diss was interrupted on Tuesday after a lorry brought down an electricity pole on the town's main road.

Morning commuters suffered major disruption after Victoria Road was closed for more than an hour following the incident that took place at about 8.45am.

A lorry clipped the electricity pole and cables, which interrupted power to 98 homes in the area. No-one was injured in the crash near Diss Swim and Fitness Centre.

A spokeswoman for EDF Energy said that workmen had to isolate the power to a further 49 customers to carry out repairs and engineers were working hard to resolve the matter. The incident did not affect the nearby leisure centre.


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