Thousands of Roker homes hit by power cut

Northern Powergrid has restored electricity to thousands of homes.

Northern Powergrid has restored electricity to thousands of homes.

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Thousands of Wearside homes were left without electricity after power cut.

Approximately 2,400 homes in Roker suffered a power cut earlier today after Northern Powergrid's mains tripped.

Engineers then re-routed the supply and power was restored at 2.08pm.

Investigations are now underway.

A spokesman said: "Approximately 2,400 homes were affected by a trip-out of the high voltage mains.

"Engineers then re-routed the supply."