THIRTEEN postcodes in Sandown have been hit by a power cut this afternoon (Wednesday).

The fault — which affects postcodes in the PO36 area — was reported shortly before 12pm.

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks estimate power will be restored by 3pm.

The SSEN website states: "We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed.

"Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can.

"If you need more information, please call us on 105, or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity) and quote reference 'FY8166'."

Affected postcodes include: PO36 8DA, PO36 8DN, PO36 8FA, PO36 8HW, PO36 8HX, PO36 8HY, PO36 8HZ, PO36 8JD, PO36 8JF, PO36 8JG, PO36 8JH, PO36 8JJ and PO36 8JW.