A NUMBER of properties in Wootton and Ryde are without power this evening (Tuesday).

Supplier SSE has apologised and says its engineers are aware of the problem.

It says it was notified at about 6.46pm and says power is expected to be restored by 10pm.

Postcodes affected include: PO32 6NT, PO32 6NU, PO33 4HT, PO33 4HY, PO33 4HZ, PO33 4JH, PO33 4JL, PO33 4JN, PO33 4JP, PO33 4JR, PO33 4JT, PO33 4JU, PO33 4JW, PO33 4JX, PO33 4ND, PO33 4NE, PO33 4NF, PO33 4NG, PO33 4NH, PO33 4NJ, PO33 4NL, PO33 4NQ, PO33 4PX, PO33 4PY, PO33 4PZ, PO33 4QA, PO33 4QB and PO33 4QE.

UPDATE 7am: 

The postcodes affected by a power cut remain without power this morning (Wednesday). 

Power was expected to be restored by 10pm last night, but now SSE says power may not be restored until noon.

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