ssepdUPDATED: Over 180 postcode areas are without electricity this evening (Tuesday) following a power outage in and around Newport.

At 19:15 power was lost to homes and businesses in the PO30 1; PO30 2; PO30 3; PO30 4; PO30 5 and PO38 3 postcodes.

Southern and Scottish Energy Power Distribution say engineers are en-route to fix the problem and it is anticipated power will be restored by 21:30.

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UPDATE @ 21:55 – Just 6 postcode areas now remain without power, however Island Echo readers are reporting power outages in Chale, Whitwell and Wroxall, with lights flickering in other parts of the Island such as Ryde.

PO30 1YR; PO30 1YS; PO30 3DX; PO30 3DY; PO30 3DZ and PO30 3EA remain without power, with an expected repair time of 01:00.

UPDATE WEDNESDAY: Further power cuts have hit the Island overnight in Wootton and Totland.

Although engineers have fixed the previous network faults in Newport and in the South Wight, the PO33 4 area is likely to remain without power until 11:00.

In Totland it is hoped that power can be restored to PO39 0 and PO39 9 by 09:00 this morning.

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