A power cut has hit hundreds of homes and businesses on the Isle of Wight this afternoon (Thursday, March 21).

The power outage was reported to Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) at 2.15pm. 

Primarily affecting St Lawrence, the power cut has also hit PO38 postcodes in Upper Ventnor and Wroxall.

An estimated 38 postcodes and 465 customers are without power.

Engineers arrived on site at around 3pm, and power is expected to be restored by 6.30pm.

Isle of Wight County Press: Power outage map showing Shide, NewportPower outage map showing Shide, Newport (Image: SSEN)

There is also a smaller power cut in Newport, affecting those in the Shide area, which was reported shortly after 1pm.

Engineers are aiming to turn the power back on for the estimated 30 customers affected by 5.30pm.

UPDATE 5.45pm: The Shide power cut has been fixed according to SSEN's Power Track, and engineers are still aiming to restore power by 6.30pm in PO38.

UPDATE 6.40pm: According to Power Track, the outage at PO38 has now been fixed.