Engineers have worked through the night to restore power to 62,869 customers affected by Storm Ciara
Northern Power Grid (NPG) has reported that its teams have successfully restored power to customers affected by Storm Ciara.
Around 62,869 of their 67,910 customers affected by Storm Ciara are now back on supply. Customers still affected have reduced to 5,041, but NPG say this is expected to rapidly decrease further, so that some 98% of their customers affected by the weather will have had their lights back on by this morning.
Rod Gardner, head of network operations, NPG, said: "Our teams are still out there working extremely hard, wherever the still challenging local conditions permit, to get as many of our customers as possible back on supply.
"Our priority is still to reduce the amount of customers without power overnight to the lowest we possibly can at the same time as ensuring we have refreshed teams ready from first light to progress outstanding repairs to our network.
"This will include commencing with checks to properties that have been subject to any significant flooding, potentially affecting electricity meters and our equipment which delivers electricity into their home.
"Weather conditions have meant that our helicopter has been unable to fly today but it remains ready to fly tomorrow, conditions permitting, to carry out inspections of our network in addition to those already completed on foot today."