Nearly 500 homes have been hit by a power cut in East Yorkshire tonight.

490 homes in the HU11, HU12 and HU13 areas of Hessle are affected.

Northern Powergrid says the powercut is due to an "unexpected problem with the electricity cable that serves the area".

It is hoped the power will be restored by 5pm.

The company says it is working hard to restore the power as quickly as possible.

We will be bringing you live updates as they happen in the blog below.

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How many are affected?

490 homes are affected.

Northern Powergrid say the power cut was reported at around 3.42pm.

When will the power be restored?

Northern Powergrid are hoping to have the power restored to the HU11, HU12 and HU13 areas by 5pm.

Northern Power grid say 490 homes affected

A spokesman for Northern Powergrid said: “Our team are working hard to restore your power as quickly as possible. The power cut affecting your property has been caused by an unexpected problem with the electricity cable that serves your area.”