A NUMBER of properties in west Cumbria have been hit by a power cut.

The black-out is affecting 33 properties, including some businesses at the Lillyhall industrial estate.

The fault was first reported to Electricity North West at about 10am this morning and engineers hope power will be restored by lunchtime.

The affected postcodes are CA14 4JW, CA14 4HA, CA14 4HS, CA14 4JT, CA14 4HB.