Major power cut in Alnwick

A large number of properties in Alnwick have been struck by a power cut.

The lights went out about 1.15pm across a large part of the town, including the centre and the Northumberland Gazette offices.

A Northern Powergrid representative said that the cut has affected around 2,000 properties and that people are working on it, but it may take two to three hours to rectify.