Wasdale switched back on

The remote village of Wasdale Head in the Lake District will have its power switched back on today. It has been relying on generator power since December 2011 when a cable under Wastwater (England's deepest lake) was damaged.

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Power is returned to Wasdale Head

A community in the Lake District which has been without mains electricity since Christmas Eve is now switched back on.

Eleven properties at Wasdale Head have been relying on noisy generators since a fault developed with the electricity cable that runs through Wastwater.

Last month a new cable was moved into the village. Electricity North West says restoring the power has been a complex operation, costing three quarters of a million pounds.

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