Power cuts across the region

A map of the areas facing power cuts from Western Power Distribution's website Credit: Western Power Distribution

Thousands of homes across the South West were left without power this afternoon after major electricity disruptions.

More than 30,000 homes in Lydney, 82,000 near Okehampton and a further 28,500 households near Totnes experienced the power cuts.

Western Power Distribution say the homes were impacted by problems with the national power supply.

Over the course of the afternoon, most homes have had their power restored and Western Power Distribution say they're working to fix the problem for those still without power.