Town homes hit by power cut

DOZENS of homes were still without electricity earlier today after a fault with an underground cable.

Engineers from Northern Powergrid were working to rectify the problem in the Ocean Road area of Hartlepool, which affected 74 homes.

The power went off at 9.15pm yesterday and was not expected to come back on until 2pm today.

Officials say it is not believed to be weather-related but because of an underground cable fault.