PROPERTIES in the Drighlington area were left without power earlier this morning.

There were about 1,470 premises in the area and parts of neighbouring Leeds that were affected.

The power cut was first reported at 5.16am but was restored one hour later.

A spokesman for Northern Powergrid said: "There was a power cut in this area earlier. Our engineers worked hard to fix it and power should now be back on.

"We are sorry for any trouble this may have caused you. If you are still experiencing problems try resetting your trip switches or contact us and we will be able to help."