Wasdale switched back on

The remote village of Wasdale Head in the Lake District will have its power switched back on today. It has been relying on generator power since December 2011 when a cable under Wastwater (England's deepest lake) was damaged.

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Power returns to Wasdale Head

It's taken ten months and cost seven hundred and fifty thousand pounds but today the residents in a remote Lake District were finally re-connected to the national grid.

Mains electricity in Wasdale was lost on Christmas Eve last year when a underwater cable in Wast Water developed a fault.

Since then residents and businesses in the area have relied on large and often noisy generators.

ITV Border's reporter Andy Burn sent this report.

Power is returned to Wasdale Head

A community in the Lake District which has been without mains electricity since Christmas Eve is now switched back on.

Eleven properties at Wasdale Head have been relying on noisy generators since a fault developed with the electricity cable that runs through Wastwater.

Last month a new cable was moved into the village. Electricity North West says restoring the power has been a complex operation, costing three quarters of a million pounds.

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Power returns to Wasdale Head

The cable under the lake broke Credit: ITV Border

The remote village of Wasdale Head will have its mains power switched back on today. It has been relying on generator power since December last year when the main power cable broke underneath Wastwater - Englands deepest lake.

Electricity North West have relaid a new cable.

Generator power has served the village since December Credit: ITV Border
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