A NUMBER of homes in North Cumbria were affected by power cuts yesterday, Electricity North West have reported.

In parts of Carlisle yesterday afternoon there was a power cut caused by an "unexpected incident on our high voltage cable", they said, with the incident being resolved at 4.08pm. The cut affected many in CA5 and CA7.

Yesterday afternoon also saw a power cut in Distington, west Cumbria, caused by the same type of incident. This one was resolved just after 3.15pm.

Yesterday afternoon saw powercuts in Kirkbampton, Carlisle as well as Appleby in Westmorland.

The power cut in Kirkbampton was restored at 8:30pm with the power cut at Appleby restored at 8:34pm.