MORE than 900 properties in Huddersfield were hit by a power cut yesterday.
Workers digging up Leeds Road accidentally cut through electricity cables shortly after 3pm - hitting 933 properties in the Deighton and Fartown areas.
Power was restored to homes and businesses after about two hours.
Hundreds of factories, shops and offices were among those affected by the power cut.
They included the McDonald's and KFC restaurants on Leeds Road, which both closed for almost three hours.
A spokesman for KFC said: "We had to stop serving customers because we had no power to light the toilets, cook meals or operate the heating and extraction systems."
The power cut also hit the Huddersfield Textile Centre of Excellence at Red Doles Lane where staff were preparing for an evening conference.
Managing director Bill Macbeth said: "We were at the point of cancelling the event because we had no power for lighting, cooking or running power point presentations.
"But the power was restored and we were able to go ahead as planned, although we had a lot of work to get our computer systems back on line."
A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Electricity said: "The interruption to supplies was caused by another contractor damaging one of our cables.
"It happened at 3.10pm and affected 933 customers. Power was restored at 5.10pm.
"We apologise for any inconvenience."