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Compensation for power cut families

Electricity firm Northern Powergrid says 68 homes on the North York Moors are still without power after Tuesday's snowstorms.

Engineers reconnected more than 300 customers in the area on Friday and the company says it hopes to have restored power to everyone by Saturday evening.

Customers who have been without power since Tuesday's blackout will be entitled to compensation of more than £100, the company says.

Hotel offer to power cut families

Around 300 homes on the North York Moors are still without electricity almost 72 hours after blizzards hit power supplies.

Northern Powergrid says 150 engineers are working to reconnect people who have been affected by the power cuts which began on Tuesday night and the early hours of Wednesday.

The firm says it is contacting customers still without power to offer them accommodation in hotels.

A spokeswoman said it was hoped that the number of homes without power would be reduced to around 70 by midnight on Good Friday.

The worst affected areas have been Rosedale, Westerdale, Commondale, Kildale and Eskdale.

We sincerely apologise to all our customers still experiencing power supply problems following the severe weather conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. We want to reassure our customers that our engineers are working hard to restore supplies as quickly as possible.

– Northern Powergrid spokeswoman