Snow homes still without power

Thousands of homes in the north of the country remain without power following heavy snow.

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Spotter helicopters search for snow-damaged power lines

Spotter helicopters are searching the North Yorkshire Moors and parts of County Durham to find snow-damaged power lines which have left hundreds cut off.

Engineers have restored the power to approximately 78,000 properties in the North East and Yorkshire since power cuts struck on Tuesday night, but more than 1,000 homes remain without power.

Northern Powergrid said the number of properties still without power now stands at 1,700.

Engineers are on site throughout the area and the spotter helicopter is being deployed once again to help locate the damaged overhead power lines."

– Spokesman, Northern Powergrid

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Homes still without power after snowfall

April snowfall: The heaviest in the North East region for 30 years Credit: PA

Some homes in the North East and Yorkshire are still without power as parts of Britain woke up to freezing temperatures.

Around 90,000 homes across northern England suffered power cuts since the bad weather arrived on Tuesday afternoon.

Between six and eight inches of snow fell in high parts of the Peak District, Pennines and Cumbria overnight.

Homes still without power

Thousands of homes are still without power after heavy snow and strong winds.

Energy company Northern Powergrid say they're working to reconnect electricity to 8 thousand properties across the north of England. Some have been without power for close to 36 hours.

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25,000 northern homes still without power

Northern Power Grid says 25,000 homes are still without power in North Yorkshire, Northumberland and County Durham.

We can confirm that we have completed a major repair in Whitby and restored supplies to 12,000 properties affected.

As at 15:00, there were around 25,000 customers without power supplies across 180 identified faults on our network, with the worst affected areas being those on high ground in southwest Northumberland, west County Durham, the North Yorkshire Moors and some parts of West Yorkshire.

Our engineers are continuing to work in difficult conditions to restore power to those customers affected as quickly as possible.

– Northern Power Grid
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