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Engineers working to restore power to final 300 customers in Cumbria

Red Dial, Wigton

Engineers from Electricity North West have worked tirelessly to restore power to more than 32,500 customers in Cumbria and north Lancashire since Storm Ali hit the North West yesterday.

More than 400 engineers will continue to work through the afternoon to repair the damage and restore power to the final 300 customers in North Lakes.

Electricity North West has provided around 300 free hot food and drinks to customers without power in Cumbria and for updates on locations please visit Twitter and Facebook.

Mark Williamson, incident manager for Electricity North West, said: “I’m extremely proud of the work carried out today and yesterday by our engineers to repair the damage and restore power to customers after the severe weather.

“We’re making great progress and I want to reassure customers that our job isn’t finished until the last customer is back on.

“We would like to thank customers for the support and patience as we work to restore power as quickly as we can.

“We’re also closely monitoring the weather this afternoon and tonight, but we’re doing everything we possibly can and won’t stop until every property has their power back on.”

Customers should visit www.enwl.co.uk/powercuts for more information, or follow Electricity North West on Facebook or Twitter. Customers can also call Electricity North West on 105 to report power cuts.

If customers see any lines down, or branches or debris hanging from lines, Electricity North West is urging them to stay away and call them as soon as possible on 105.

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