Almost 500 homes are without electricity after a huge power cut. 

Homes in and around Sudbury are currently affected by the power outage. 

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “We’re sorry for any disruption this may have caused you.

“We didn’t know in advance there would be a power cut, but now that we know, our teams will do everything they can to get your power back quickly.

“Engineers in our control room have switched some customers power back on in your area.

“To get everyone’s power back on we may need to attend to investigate and make repairs.”

The problem is expected to be solved by 5.30pm.