Tyne & Wear

Power failure affects 2,800 homes

A total of 2,800 homes in Tyneside lost all power for nearly an hour.

The supply to homes in Jarrow and Hebburn was lost shortly before 1300 BST after a failure at the substation at Jarrow Park.

Electricity supplier NEDL said engineers and the fire service investigated after concerns about a possible fire.

However after a detailed inspection, a fault on one of the cables was found. Power was restored by 1400 BST.

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