A number of shops in Hereford city centre remain closed this afternoon due to a power cut.

Nationwide, Halifax and Greggs are among those closed, with other shops on Commercial Street and Gomond Street also affected. 

National Grid have teams on the scene working to restore power but many of the businesses have decided to remain closed for the rest of the day.

National Grid say that the following postcodes are affected and that they estimate that power will be restored at around 1pm this afternoon, subject to further updates.

Postcodes affected:

HR1 2AA, HR1 2AJ, HR1 2DA

Commercial Street remains open to pedestrians but closed to vehicles, including delivery vehicles.

Herefordshire Council / Balfour Beatty have said that Commercial Street could remain closed for up to seven days due to the ongoing work.

More soon.