Valtage fault cuts power

NEARLY 1,300 properties were without power on Tuesday night because of a voltage fault in the electricity network.

The power cut began at 6.15pm and affected houses in the HG1 and HG3 areas, including Crescent Road, Beech Grove, Parliament Street, Cambridge Crescent and Oxford Street.

Engineers investigated and restored the supply around 7.50pm.

A spokesman for CE Electric said brief power cuts reported earlier in the day around similar areas could have been related to the same fault.