Power cuts in north Northumberland

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Around 700 homes and businesses in Alnwick are without electricity following a power cut.

The Gazette understands that Sainsbury’s, both of the town’s petrol stations and Lionheart Enterprise Park are among the properties affected.

On Twitter, Northern Powergrid said: “We’re sorry for the power cut in #Alnwick, we aim to have it back on in the next few hours, for updates visit t.co/Td9zIrvxDm

The electricity distribution network provider is aiming to have the power back on by 10.45am.

Elsewhere, the north side of Rothbury was without power from about 3.30am this morning for several hours. Properties near Whittingham have also been affected.