A power cut has hit buildings across Watford.

The UK Power Networks website has reported that postcodes starting WD1, WD2, WD3 WD17, WD18, WD23, WD24 have been affected.

Power was lost after an underground electricity cable faulted on a high voltage network.

Ticket machines at some train stations failed, leading passengers to walk through the gates without tapping out. 

It is thought that power has now been restored to most areas.