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Power cuts and fallen trees in Beccles and Bungay as result of Storm Doris

PUBLISHED: 16:19 23 February 2017 | UPDATED: 17:28 23 February 2017

Tree which fell onto a van in Earsham as a result of Storm Dorris

Tree which fell onto a van in Earsham as a result of Storm Dorris

Archant

Homes are without power and trees have fallen across the area as a result of Storm Doris.

Trees have fallen on Common Lane in Beccles, Vicarage Lane in Mettingham and on the A144 near Ilketshall St Lawrence.

In Earsham, John Place an employee of TP Fire and Security, was carrying out a fire alarm and emergency lighting service for one of their clients when a tree fell onto his van.

A statement from the companys said: “We’re devestated that the van had only been on the road for four days before it was struck by a tree courtesy of Storm Dorris.”

There have also been reported powercuts across Beccles and Bungay, though UK Power Networks could not confirm the exact number of homes affected.

An amber weather warning for wind is place for the region and there have been reports of wind speeds in excess of 67mph in Lakenheath, 62mph at Mildenhall and 56mph at Norwich Airport.

A spokesman from UK Power Network said: “Power supplies have been affected by the severe weather across parts of the East of England and South East electricity network and we have engineers working to restore supplies as quickly as possible. We are also remotely restoring many of the electricity supplies.

“We urge anyone who sees an overhead line down to call our emergency power cut helpline on 105 or 0800 3163 105.”

If there are problems where you are contact Kieran Lynch on 01502 715674 or email kieran.lynch@archant.co.uk


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