Power cuts hit hundreds of homes in Sunderland and South Tyneside during Storm Aileen

September 13, 2017
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Engineers are working to restore power after outages hit hundreds of properties in Sunderland and nearby villages in South Tyneside and East Durham.

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for the region’s power network, said it has worked throughout the night and this morning to successfully restore power to around 7,400 customers after Storm Aileen caused power cuts across parts of the North East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

The firm said engineers successfully restored customer’s power by diverting electricity through alternative routes on its network, wherever possible. Where weather conditions permit, Northern Powergrid’s frontline staff are continuing to safely carry out repairs to the network and restore power for the 800 customers who are currently…


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