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SSE - Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution VanUPDATED: Properties on either side of the River Medina are experiencing a power cut tonight (Wednesday).

The network issue has hit Parkhurst, Northwood, Gurnard, Cowes and East Cowes with traffic lights and street lights knocked out and households left without any power.

Southern Electric say they hope to have the power restored by 01:00 and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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UPDATE THURSDAY @ 07:00 – Power has been restored to all homes in the area, with the majority seeing power return by 23:00.

Engineers had hoped to get all customers reconnected by 01:00, however this was extended to 04:00 with the company confirming full restoration of power by 05:00.

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