Thousands affected by power cut

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A huge power cut is affecting thousands of homes and businesses across Scarborough, Filey and Whitby.

The problems started at around 7.10am with 85,000 people affected at first.

This number is now believed to stand at around 44,000. Some customers have been told it could be three hours before power is restored.

Motorists are being advised to take care are some traffic lights are out.

More updates as we get them.