A major power cut has hit addresses in and around Newport this evening (Tuesday).

*Updated

Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE) says around 350 properties have been affected.

Some of those postcodes include the PO30 3, PO30 4, PO30 5, PO30 8, PO33 2, PO33 4, PO38 1, PO38 2 and PO41 0 areas.

*Updated 6pm

A spokesperson for SSE told Isle of Wight Radio that power should now be fully restored:

“There was a fault on our Network at 5.01, however this was short lived and all power was restored…

“Our engineers are currently on site and conducting the necessary investigations to understand the cause. “