Nearly 700 homes in Sunderland left without electricity after power cut

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

Friday, 3rd May 2019, 08:44 am
Updated Friday, 3rd May 2019, 08:46 am
Nearly 700 homes in Sunderland lost power.

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.

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