'Power restored' in North East

Northern Powergrid engineers have now restored power to all storm hit customers in the North East of England where access to their properties has been possible, said the company.

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Northern Powergrid: 'Confident that power will be restored by end of today'

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.

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