RESIDENTS in the New Forest are facing power cuts this morning after a fault.

SSE has apologised for the issue, which is affecting properties in the SO45 postcode area, including Hythe and Fawley.

The fault was reported at about 4.30am.

A statement says: "We apologise for the loss of supply.

"We currently have a fault affecting the areas listed.

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

"If you need more information, please call us on 0800 072 7282 and quote reference 'EM6357'."