AROUND 45 properties across Dorset are without power this morning.

A fault on an underground link box in the BH8 area of Bournemouth was reported to SSEN at 7pm.

In the BH19 area of Purbeck, an underground candle fault was reported at 2.30am.

Both faults are affecting around 20 customers in each postcode and power is expected to be restored by 4pm today.

A third fault in the BH23 area of Christchurch is affecting five customers and is set to be resolved by 3pm today.

An SSEN spokesperson said: “We’d like to apologise to our customers for any inconvenience caused by these faults and thank them for their patience as our engineers work to safely restore power as quickly as possible.”