Thousands of Sunderland and Washington homes affected by 'unexpected power cut'

Thousands of Sunderland homes have been affected by an unexpected power cut this morning.

Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 6:06 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th March 2019, 6:18 am
Electricity pylons.

Northern Powergrid says properties in the SR2 and SR7 areas have been affected, and the company hopes to restore power by 7.30am.

A total of 2,073 homes have been without power.

Houses in the Washington and Chester-le-Street areas have also been without power.

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It is said to be affecting 1,324 homes.

Northern Powergrid is looking to restore power to the DH3, NE38 and NE37 areas by 8.15am.