2,000 properties lose power in Richmond area

More than 2,000 properties have lost power this evening due to a cable issue.

Northern Powergrid says 2,020 homes and businesses in the Richmond area are affected.

Power is due to be back on by 5.45pm.

The issue was first reported at 4.12pm.

The company said it had been caused by a “unexpected problem with the cables or equipment” in the area.