HOMES are still without power across a number of areas in Reading.

SSE is reporting that 13 postcodes across central Reading and Earley are currently without electricity.

The power cut struck these areas shortly before 5am and an engineer is expected on site at 8.15am.

Power is hoped to be restored by 10am.

It comes after a number of disruptions to power across the weekend, which at one stage Scottish and Southern Electric reported that homes across more than 100 postcodes in the RG8 and RG7 areas covering Bucklebury, Bradfield, Reading, and Goring were without power since shortly before 6pm Saturday.

This was not restored until midday on Sunday.

A further 27 postcodes across RG5 in and around Woodley were also without power for hours, and homes in Newbury affected similarly by power cuts.

For details of the disruptions click here

SSE has said online: "We’re sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed.

"Our engineers are on site working hard to get the power back on as quickly as they can.

"If you need more information, please call us on 105 or send us a message on Facebook or Twitter (@ssencommunity) and quote [reference number found online for each disruption].