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25/03/13: Power restored to customers in Cumbria after severe weather

Last night power was successfully restored to homes and businesses in Cumbria after supplies were affected by the poor weather this weekend.

Engineers have been working around the clock in extremely difficult conditions to restore power to more than 1,700 customers, mainly on the west coast of Cumbria.

These faults have been caused by extremely high winds and heavy snow impacting on our overhead power lines. Roads have also been impassable due to snow drifts and abandoned vehicles, making it impossible at times for our engineers to get on site to repair faults in some areas.

Over the weekend we drafted in extra engineers to make sure residents across Cumbria have power restored to their homes as quickly as possible, and to those we couldn’t reach we were in regular contact with to make sure they are kept fully up-to-date with the situation. 

We would like to thank our engineers for all their hard work and also our customers for their patience over the last couple of days.

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Engineers are working to restore power to properties after severe flooding in Lancashire and Rochdale.

We are doing everything we can to restore power and we'll update you regularly on our news section and TwitterFor emergencies, please call us on 0800 195 4141.

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