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Storm Arwen: Northern Powergrid map shows when North East homes will get power

THOUSANDS of homes across the region are still without power after Storm Arwen brought down power lines and caused devastation at the weekend.

Horrendous conditions including winds excess of 70mph and snow has caused significant disruption following its arrival on Friday.

That evening, many homes across the region reported power outages with some saying supply was intermittent and others saying that power had been restored. 

Read more: Schools in County Durham and Stockton shut due to storm damage

However, a map from Northern Powergrid has revealed thousands of homes are still without power as of Monday morning - with County Durham among the worst affected.

The Northern Echo: Picture: NORTHERN POWERGRIDPicture: NORTHERN POWERGRID

Across the region, the map shows a mix of streets with homes ranging from less than ten to more than 100 still affected by outages.

However, the map is able to advise residents when their supply is likely to be restored with some areas expected to see power return by midnight tonight.

Read more: A66 among North East and Yorkshire roads shut by ice and snow

Throughout last night, Northern Powergrid had been working to further restore power to thousands of homes.

In an update, it said that around 208,000 out of the 240,000 remaining without power had seen services restored on Sunday night.

Rod Gardner, Northern Powergrid’s Major Incident Manager, said: “Intelligence from our helicopter inspections has illustrated the scale of impact on our network. The impact from Storm Arwen has been one of the worst we’ve experienced in the last 20 years.

“Despite this we have restored more than 200,000 customers supplies and our dedicated teams will not stop until all customers are restored, and our network is returned to full strength.

“We are extremely grateful for the support we have received from other UK network companies, who have provided resource as part of the industry’s mutual support arrangements, which exist for extreme events like this.

“Our frontline teams and contractors will work in partnership with engineers from other parts of the UK, we have also organised additional customer service support to bolster our contact centre to help us keep customers updated.

“We continue to work closely with the region’s gas, water and rail network companies to coordinate with their teams and prioritise our work to help minimise the broader impact on the region.”

To view the map and to see when your area will see power return  click here

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