Hundreds of Wearside homes suffer power cut

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ALMOST 1,800 homes Wearside suffered a power cut.

A total of 1,778 customers were affected by disruption at 12.20am yesterday.

Homes were affected in Houghton, West and East Rainton and Rainton Gate.

A spokesperson for power firm NEDL said supplies were restored by 1.20am.

A spokesman said: “The fault was on a wide area network and analysis is ongoing as we speak.

“We are not expecting any further interruptions. We apologise to all concerned.”