FAMILIES are without electricity this morning after a power cut has hit homes in Reading.

First reported at around 4.40am, the power shortages are affecting those living in some RG5 4BA, RG5 4DR and RG5 4DS postcodes.

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Scottish and Southern Electricity Network are expecting power to be stored by 10am.

A spokesman said: "We're sorry for the loss of supply. We currently have a fauly affecting the areas listed."