PROPERTIES are without electricity across Barrow after a power cut.

Electricity North West is reporting problems in two areas of the town - Newbarns and Ormsgill.

Problems had previously also been reported in Central Barrow.

Teams of engineers are heading to the scene to restore power and fix damaged equipment.

Streets believed to be affected in the Newbarns area include Prospect Street, Prospect Avenue, Prospect Road, Summit Avenue, Orchard Avenue, Spring Grove, Abbey Road, Strawberry Terrace, Hollow Lane, Hector Street and Dorcas Avenue.

It is estimated that properties affected here will have their power restored by 9.26pm.

Streets affected in the Ormsgill area include High Lea Walk, Angle Meadow Lane, Lime Kiln Walk, Greenhill Close, Middle Field, Barnfield Lane, Mill Bank, Netherby Drive and Harewood Close.

It is estimated that power will be restored at midnight.