Thousands affected by power cut

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Thousands of residents across the region have been affected by a power cut this morning.

Northern Powergrid says it is aware of an unplanned power cut in the YO15, YO25, YO4, YO41, YO42 post code areas.

About 3,340 premises are affected. Power is expected to be restored by about 11.30am.

A spokesperson for Northern Powergrid said: “The power cut affecting your property has been caused by a problem on the electricity network that supplies your area.

“We are currently allocating the job of restoring power to our engineers who will be shortly travelling to the area.”