Residents in High Green have been hit by a power cut for most of the day.
The power outage has been affecting about 10 properties in the Miles Road area since just before 10am this morning.
A statement from the Northern Powergrid said: "We've had to switch off power to your property at short notice. This is for safety reasons whilst our engineers carry out emergency repairs."
The power is expected to be back on by 4.30pm today.