THOUSANDS of homes in Ryde, Wootton and Binstead are without electric again following a power cut this morning (Thursday).
Southern Electric said a fault occurred in the main network, at around 9.10am, leaving around 4,000 of homes without power, just a day after more than 1,000 homes were hit by a power cut.
Shortly afterwards, around 2,500 homes had their power restored, a Southern Electric spokesman said.
Southern Electric said it hoped the remaining 1,500 homes would have power within two hours.
Some traffic lights have been affected and the Isle of Wight Council has advised drivers to take care at junctions.
Around 1,300 homes in Ryde, Wootton and Binstead were affected by a power cut yesterday morning.
Wightlink sailings from Fishbourne have been hit by delays as a result of the powercut, the company said at 11am.
Wightlink said the powercut meant they could not adjust the linkspan for unloading.
*At 11.45am Southern Electric said 79 homes were still without power.
Properties in the following roads remained affected: Newnham Road, Verwood Drive, Binstead Hill, Church Hill, Arnold Road and Quarr Hill.