A POWER cut has left shops across Barnsley town centre without power.

At 11.54am, the lights went out, causing the market to be evacuated and shops to close.

The power cut is believed to have been caused by a fault with an electrical cable. More than 130 properties have been affected.

Northern Powergrid said in a statement: “We are currently working hard to restore your power however we are unable to provide an accurate restoration time. Please call us on 105 if you have any specific questions.”