Hundreds of homes without power in Leeds

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A power cut left hundreds of homes and businesses in Leeds without electricity this morning.

Northern Powergrid first received reports of widespread problems in the LS14 and LS15 postcodes in the early hours - and the problem was still not fully fixed until lunchtime.

As many as 500 homes in Scarcroft, Seacroft and Shadwell were without power at around 10.30am, almost eight hours on from the initial problems.

In its last update, the company said: "We’ve restored supply to most customers in LS14. We are working to have all remaining customers sorted by 11am."

But around 120 properties were still without power until around 1pm.

The problem was linked to a fault with an underground cable in Scarcroft.

Engineers had restored power to all homes affected in LS15 by around 2.45am and the majority of affected homes in LS14 before 5am today.

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