Power restored to more than 100 Washington homes after cable problem

Electricity pylons. Photo: PA

Electricity pylons. Photo: PA

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More than 100 homes in Washington without electricity due to a problem with an underground cable have got their power back.

The power cut in the NE37 area of Usworth was affecting 120 properties and was first reported at 9.14am today.

A message on the Northern Powergrid website said: "We're aware of an unplanned power cut.

"Our team are working hard to restore your power as quickly as possible.

"The power cut affecting your property has been caused by a problem with one of our underground cables that supplies your area."

The power was restored at about 8.30pm.