13/02/14: Severe weather update 10:00
We have successfully restored power to more than 17,000 customers since the severe weather hit our region last night.
We have more than 400 engineers working today and we have drafted in extra engineers who were back first thing this morning repairing the damage and getting the remaining 2,500 customers back on as soon as possible.
At the peak of the storm last night, which followed a Met Office red weather warning for wind, 11,000 properties were without power.
Conditions last night made it difficult for engineers to access sites due to trees blocking roads, and the wind also prevented linesmen in some areas from climbing poles to restore supplies.
The wind had blown trees and debris into overhead power lines and snapped electricity poles in a number of areas.
If you see power lines down, do not approach them. Call us immediately on 0800 195 4141 or email us at [email protected]
This message will be updated at 1pm today.
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