Power cut hits more than 3,000 properties

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More than 3,000 homes and businesses were without power this morning (Tuesday).

A Northern Powergrid spokesman said that at 3,043 properties were without power in Pontefract, Featherstone and Ackworth between 9.35am and around 10.45am.

He said: “Our engineers are still in the area because there may be some damage to the electricity network.

“There are still four properties without power but all should have their power restored very soon.”