Power cut affects 1,790 homes and businesses in Wensleydale

A power cut affected 1,790 homes and businesses in Wensleydale this evening.

Shops and businesses including the Co-op store were forced to close in Leyburn because of the cut.

Middleham and other surrounding villages were affected.

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The power cut also hit traffic lights.

Northern Powergrid said the fault was reported at 6.19pm.

It was restored in Leyburn at 7.43pm.