MORE THAN 3,000 homes were hit by a power cut in South Gloucestershire this morning.

Western Power Distribution (WPD) said that the BS7 area, which are homes in and around Filton, were affected, with 3,376 homes losing electricity.

Power was restored by WPD engineers to the majority of houses shortly after 11am.

The company have said that their staff are still looking into the cause of the fault and have apologised to residents for any inconvenience caused.