An unplanned power outage is impacting thousands of people across Buckinghamshire.

Homes in Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and surrounding areas of the county are being impacted by an unplanned power outage this afternoon (October 1).

The outage, which Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) said is affecting 117 postcodes and around 1300 customers within the HP8 and SL9 areas, was reported at 1:23pm.

Engineers are reportedly en route to the affected sites, which have been impacted by a “fault” in the electrical system, and aim to restore power by 4:30pm.

Those wanting more information can call SSEN on 105 or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter quoting reference MP3425.