Hundreds of properties in Cumbria are without power after high winds and drifting snow have caused faults to power lines across the county.
Electricity North West say 3,000 properties are without power mainly in Cumbria and the Peak District.
Engineers have restored supplies to 12,000 properties, but there are still around 100 separate faults to be repaired.
They have not said when mains power will be restored. In the mean time the residents of Wasdale Head must rely on generators for their electricity.
Residents of a remote Lake District village who have been without mains power since before Christmas have been told thier plight is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.
Electricity north West admit they've been unable to repair the problem at Wasdale head and will now consult with locals to try and find another solution but admit they don't know how long that could take. In a statement they said:
Electricity North West response manager, Jane Fleetwood, said the company would continue to work closely with the highways authority, environmental partners and residents as it reviews the options. She said: