Tyne & Wear

Power cut hits homes in Jarrow and Hebburn

Almost 1,000 properties in South Tyneside have been left without electricity after a fault developed.

Northern Power Grid said 942 homes and businesses in the Hebburn and Jarrow areas were affected.

A spokesman for the company said 2,800 properties were initially affected when the network fault was reported at 05:00 GMT on Tuesday.

He said engineers were working on the as-yet unidentified problem and expected power to be restored later.

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