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Around 800 properties still without power

Around 800 properties in the North West remain without electricity, as engineers from the region's operator works to restore power.

Tree brings down power lines in Cheshire Credit: Electricity North West

Engineers from Electricity North West say they will work into the evening and through the night to restore the final properties affected by Storm Doris.

The operator has restored supplies to around 6,700 properties throughout the day as winds of 80mph battered the region.

The properties still without power are mainly across Lancashire as flying debris and fallen trees have hit power lines in the county.

Mark Williamson, operations director for Electricity North West, said:

We were well prepared for Storm Doris and I’m happy to report that we have now restored power to the majority of customers affected throughout the day.

Our engineers are continuing to work in difficult conditions to restore power to any customers who remain without power, but thankfully the winds seem to be reducing and we are confident of restoring all supplies tonight.

– Mark Williamson, operations director for Electricity North West

If you are affected by a power cut, or see power lines down, please report it to Electricity North West by calling the new national power cut number, 105. You can also follow updates on Twitter at @ElectricityNW.

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