Power back on for most later today

Bridlington Harbour Flooded due to storm surge.'NBFP PA1349-19f
Bridlington Harbour Flooded due to storm surge.'NBFP PA1349-19f
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Northern Powergrid has announced it is confident power will be restored to most areas left without electricity after yesterday’s storm and coastal flooding by the end of the day.

Engineers worked through the night and are continuing throughout today to repair the damage caused by the storm force winds and the tidal surge in Bridlington, along coastal areas and on tidal rivers.

Five electricity substations were flooded as tidal waters rose to their highest level for many years. The storm force winds, in places measuring nearly 80 mph, damaged overhead power lines, particularly on high ground.

A spokesperson for Norther Powergrid said staff continue to be deployed and are working to restore power.

In total, approximately 135,000 properties in the North East, Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire lost power due to the terrible weather.

Around 5,000 customers remain without power and engineers are working as quickly as possible to have their service restored.

The spokesperson said: “We would like to thank all our customers for their patience and we are sorry for any inconvenience they are experiencing.”

Advice has been issued to customers without power, including instruction to turn off electrical appliances at the socket.

Customers whose properties have been flooded can contact Northern Powergrid on 0800 375675.