A NUMBER of homes in Bournemouth have been affected by another power cut.

Homes in the Townsend area of Bournemouth will be out of electricity until midnight, SSEN has warned.

The electricity provider has said an engineer is on site now fixing the problem in the BH8 area after it was first reported just before 6pm on Monday, February 5.

SSEN said: "We're very sorry for the power cut and we are aware of a fault on our local network affecting several homes.

This means that you and some of your neighbours will be affected by the power cut, but not all - this is why you may notice some of your neighbours have power when you do not.

"It's not uncommon to see one in three homes affected."

The firm added: "The cause of this power cut is a fault on our underground network. This is the most common type of fault we see and our teams are very experienced in dealing with these issues."

SSEN last had a power cut in the same area over the weekend on Saturday, February 3.

An estimated 440 customers were affected by an outage in the Throop, Holdenhurst Village and Townsend area.