Seventy homes affected by Pennywell power cut

The SR4 area of Sunderland has been affected by a power cut.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 12:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 2:21 pm
The power cut is affecting parts of the SR4 area of Sunderland.

Northern Powergrid had tweeted that 1,290 properties in the area had been affected however it has now been restored to the majority of houses.

The power cut was first reported at 11.53am.

The remaining affected streets are Pickering Road, Palmerston Road and Prestbury Road. Engineers are working to identify the problem and restore the supply.

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It is estimated that power will be restored by about 4pm. It was reported that the cut had been caused by an unexpected problem with an electricity cable in the area. Metro services had been affected but have now resumed between Park Lane and South Hylton in both directions.

A Northern Powergrid spokesperson said that if the problem was not properly identified and resolved by 4pm, then a generator would be supplied to a substation to provide power to the 70 homes.