Nearly 700 homes in Sunderland left without electricity after power cut

Nearly 700 homes in Sunderland lost power.
Nearly 700 homes in Sunderland lost power.

Almost 700 homes in Sunderland were left without electricity following a power cut.

Northern Powergrid said a total of 680 properties in the Leechmere area, the SR2 postcode, lost power just before 6.50pm yesterday.

This was due to a generator problem.

All properties had power restored by 2.20am today.

A spokeswoman for Northern Powergrid said: "We lost supply to 680 properties at around 6.48pm yesterday.

"We managed to get power back on at the last remaining properties by 2.20am today."