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.