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Thousands left without power for a third day

Thousands of properties across the region suffered a third day in a row without power today, as engineers worked to repair the damage caused by Monday's storm.

UK Power Networks said it is the worst clean up it has had to deal with in more than a decade, but many customers were left frustrated by the lack of information available.

Homes and businesses in Suffolk and Essex have been particularly badly hit.

14,000 properties in the East still without power

Repair work is continuing to restore power to thousands of homes in the region after Monday's storm damaged the network.

Latest figures show there are around 14,000 properties in the East still without power, with areas of Suffolk still offline and major problems in parts of Essex and Hertfordshire.

UK Power Networks engineers are aiming to have 98% of power supplies restored by the end of the day.


  1. Elodie Harper

West of the region still feeling the effects of St Jude storm

Thousands of homes and businesses across the region have been without power for a second day, following yesterday's storm.

At the height of the disruption, more than half a million homes were cut off across the east and south-east - this evening that figure's down to around 30,000 households in Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

One of the places worst affected was Sawbridgeworth in Hertfordshire, from where Elodie Harper sent this report.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper


48,000 homes still without power in the East

UK Power Networks, which runs the region's electricity grid, says 48,000 homes are still without power 24 hours after the St Jude's Day storm.

The company says it's the biggest storm it has had to cope with since 2002 and at its height 620,000 customers across the East and South lost power.

The main areas still affected by power cuts in the East are Hertfordshire, Essex and Suffolk.

Homes still without power

48,000 properties in the East of England are still without power on Tuesday following Monday's storms.

But UK Power Networks said that number was dropping quickly - and it has managed to restore electricity to 91% of people affected yesterday,

At least 300,000 homes in the region were without power at some point during the wild weather.

About 900 engineers are working to repair the remainder of the damage today while helicopter patrols are continuing to check overhead power lines.

Thousands left without power today as a result of the storm

It was predicted as one of the worst storms to hit the UK in decades. Tonight commuters are still facing the consequences of the storm they called St Jude.

150 thousand people across the East were left without power and rail networks were brought to a standstill.

But after all the warnings - there is a feeling that the region escaped the worst of the weather.

Click below to see Matthew Hudson's report looking at the day's events:

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