A road in the centre of Falmouth has been closed after South West Water hit an electrical feed last night.

The incident happened halfway along Church Street while the firm was connecting a new water supply to a property.

A South West Water spokesperson said: " While undertaking planned work to connect a property in Church Street, Falmouth, to the mains water supply last night we accidentally damaged an electrical supply cable, leaving two properties without power.

"In order for Western Power Distribution to provide temporary supplies to those properties while the main supply is restored, the road has been temporarily closed."

The issue is causing disruption in the town centre as workers attempt to fix the problem, resulting in the closure of the road and also Church Street car park and ongoing loss of power.

In a message to traders, Richard Gates, town centre manager, said: "Due to safety, this has to be rectified as soon as possible. Because of this, the road will be closed shortly although they will do their best to help with waste/deliveries.

"Obviously, Western Power/Kier do not want to be back in the street in July and we all want it to be as clear as possible especially at this time of year."

It is hoped that the situation will be resolved later today.