Northern Powergrid has said today that it remained confident that all properties safe to receive an electricity supply after Thursday's floods and lightening storms would have power restored by the end of today.
The number of customers without power in the North East and in a position to have their supply restored was 61, a spokesman said.
The vast majority of homes left without power following this week's freak storms have been reconnected, according to suppliers.
Heavy rain has brought traffic chaos to the UK as flood waters closed railway lines and roads, and brought black-outs to the North East
Widespread disruption is expected to blight major transport routes for a second day after fierce storms battered England.