MORE than 8,600 properties were affected by a power cut which hit some areas of Bradford this morning.

Northern Powergrid says the power at 8,670 properties in the Shay Brow (BD15), Bingley (BD16), Shipley (BD18) and Heaton (BD9) areas of the district was cut off at just after 8.30am.

The company added around 59 properties remain affected in a power cut caused by a problem with one of its underground cables which supplies the area. But they did not specify which areas were still affected by the powercut. 

The power was restored at the other 8,611 at just after 8.50am. 

A Northern Powergrid spokesman said: "A total of 8,670 proerties were affected by the power cut.

"We restored supply by using an alternative power source. There are currently 59 customers off supply."

The power is estimated by be fully restored by 3pm, the company said.

Northern Powergrid earlier tweeted: "We know about the #powercut in #BD15 & #BD16 & #BD18. We’re working hard to get the power back on, thanks for your patience."