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Homes reconnected after Storm Aileen

Northern Powergrid

10:31am 13th September 2017
(Updated 11:24am 14th September 2017)

Power has been restored to most of the homes cut off overnight by Storm Aileen.

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for the region’s power network, says 7,400 customers have had their supply switched back on across Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and the North East.

There are currently around 800 customers still affected.

Rod Gardner, Northern Powergrid’s head of network operations, said: “We’ve been closely monitoring Storm Aileen all night.

"The storm did cause disruption on some parts of our network but our engineers, frontline staff and customer service advisors were ready to respond. 

“Our teams have worked to safely get the power back on for our customers as soon as possible. 

"Overnight and this morning we’ve restored electricity supplies to some 7,400 customers and we’d like to reassure those still affected that we’re working to safely restore their power so soon as possible.

“We invest around £1 million every day on maintaining and upgrading our network but weather like Storm Aileen can cause damage to our power network as result of fallen trees and windborne debris coming into contact with our network.

"The storm has now passed through our region and, as always, we will continue to closely monitor the weather.”

Northern Powergrid will be deploying its helicopter today to carry out inspections and provide intelligence of any other damage which may have been caused by Storm Aileen to its overhead network.

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