Nearly 2,600 properties suffer power cut in Northumberland

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Nearly 2,600 properties suffered a power cut in north Northumberland this afternoon, but most have now had their supply restored.

Properties in the NE19, NE65, NE66 postcode areas – including Coquetdale and the coastal strip near to Craster – were affected.

Northern Powergrid said that the problems were caused by ‘a problem on the electricity network’ and its teams were ‘working hard’ to restore power as quickly as possible.

Power has now been restored to most of the affected properties, with work continuing in the Littlehoughton area to restore supply to the remaining customers. Click here for a map of the affected areas.