RESIDENTS and businesses have been without electricity for 10 hours after a powercut.

The fault was reported near Michelmersh at about 9.30pm last night and is affecting a number of properties in the SO51 postcode.

An SSE statement says: "We apologise for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed.

"Our engineers are on site working to get the power back on as quickly as they can."

For more information call 0800 072 7282 and quote reference CC5744.