Severe weather batters the North West and IOM

Emergency crews have responded to hundreds of calls as gales of up to 90 miles an hour battered the region.

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Power restored to storm hit homes

Electricity North West says it's restored power to the remaining few customers affected by the severe weather.

At the peak of the storm on Wednesday night 11,000 properties were without power.

More than 400 engineers worked around the clock carrying out repairs.

"Conditions made it difficult for engineers to access sites due to trees blocking roads, and the wind also prevented linesmen in some areas from climbing poles to restore supplies.

"The wind had blown trees and debris into overhead power lines and snapped electricity poles in a number of areas.

"In daylight we discovered that the extreme wind has caused more damage than expected, meaning that there were multiple repairs needed on some lines and some further repair work will be completed over the weekend."

– Electricity North West

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