A HUGE power cut has knocked out parts of Poole including Tesco and Tower Park.

The power outage could last 36 hours according to electricity company Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN).

It is currently affecting 246 postcodes including BH11, BH12, BH14, BH17 and BH21.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “Our Poole Tower Park Extra has unfortunately been impacted by a power cut caused by the recent adverse weather.

"We will re-open the store as soon as we are able to, we apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused.”  

The outage was first recorded at 11.38 on Friday morning, February 17, and SSEN aims to restore power to the area by 11pm tomorrow night, Saturday, February 19.

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A spokesperson for SSEN said: "Storm Eunice is currently and continues to cause significant impact to the electricity network and our customer's supplies. 

"Due to this we currently cannot guarantee electricity suppy will be restored soon. 

"Our workforce, which has enhanced its preparation for the storm, has been mobilised and we're working hard to restore customer supplies as quickly and safely as possible.

"The first priority will be to get the power restored to as many homes as possible by altering our network around the damage - this may mean your power is restored soon than stated."

The Daily Echo has contacted businesses at Tower Park for comments - more follows.