Tyne & Wear

Hundreds of County Durham homes without power

Hundreds of homes in County Durham were left without electricity after a power cut.

The supply was lost in the early hours and about 1,500 properties around High Shincliffe and Sherburn were affected.

CE Electric said engineers had found two problems and were working to fix them. It hoped supplies would be returned by the afternoon.

It said it was bringing in generators in the meantime to restore power as quickly as possible.

It thanked customers for their patience and apologised for the inconvenience and also asked people to check on any neighbours who might need help.

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