A village west of York has been affected by a power cut.

A call handler for Northern Powergrid said 767 homes were affected in and around Tockwith.

The company said engineers were on site and it hoped supplies would be fully restored to all the affected homes by 12-noon.

Earlier, the Northern Powergrid website said  just 50 homes in Tockwith have reportedly been without power since before 7am.

No explanation  has been given as to what had caused the 'unplanned' outage.

While there has been much heavy rain overnight, with much surface water on roads in the area, there is no sign of any storm damage.

A Tockwith resident told the Press: "Because the power went off before 7.30am, it meant I had to have a cold shower today.

"Fortunately, the Aga cooker meant I could still start the day with a hot coffee, but with my mobile also going flat and needing charging, I had to come to McDonalds at Poppleton to try and get working and to get some work done."

"This is most annoying and frustrating."

The resident later told the Press that his power was back on just before 11am.

"Thank heavens for this. Life is tough with no electricity and wi-fi."