School closed and 30 homes hit by power cut

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Homes have been hit by a power cut which also forced the closure of a school in Pontefract.

The Rookeries J&I School is closed today as engineers from Northern Power Grid (NPG) work to fix the fault.

It first affected power at the Carleton Road school but has since led to around 30 homes being without electricity, NPG said.

A spokesman added: “We’ve found a fault with an underground cable and we’re having to carry out repairs at the moment.

“It looks like we’ll get power restored by about 3.30pm today.”