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POWER CUT HITS HUNDREDS OF PROPERTIES IN THE NEWPORT AREA

A power cut is affecting hundreds of homes and businesses in and around the Newport area this lunchtime (Tuesday).

Some 53 postcode areas have been hit by the outage, which is thought to be as a result of downed overhead cables.

The outage is hitting as far afield as Calbourne, Porchfield, Shalfleet and even properties towards Cranmore. The traffic lights through Shalfleet are not working.

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Southern and Scottish Electricity Network engineers are aware of the situation and are working to restore power.

Restoration of power is expected at 15:00.

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