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Engineers restore power to thousands of customers after Storm Gareth

Storm damage in Grasmere, Cumbria

Engineers from Electricity North West have worked hard throughout the day in difficult conditions repairing damage to the power network as Storm Gareth continued to bring severe gales to the region today.

Since the storm hit last night, bringing severe gales and heavy rain, engineers have restored power to more than 6,000 customers and they will restore the final 653 customers by 6pm tonight.

Electricity North West have proactively contacted 23,000 customers on their Priority Services Register and handled more than a thousand calls direct from customers.

Samantha Loukes, incident manager for Electricity North West, said: “Our engineers have battled some atrocious weather conditions last night and again today and I’m really proud that we’ve been able to restore power to more than 6,000 properties since Storm Gareth first battered our region.

“The weather has caused further faults today, but thanks to the commitment of our teams I’m pleased to say that we’ll get the remaining customers back on by 6pm today.

“I would like to thank our customers for their patience and support today, and again our teams for pulling together to respond in tough conditions.”

Electricity North West is urging people to stay safe and if they see any damage to overhead power lines to stay away and report it straight away.

Customers can register online by visiting www.enwl.co.uk/priority or calling Electricity North West on 105.

Customers can stay safe and prepare themselves in the event of potential power cuts by following the simple advice here www.enwl.co.uk/power-cuts/helpful-tips/.

You can view any live power cut information in the region on Electricity North West’s website here or get in touch on social media or by calling 105.

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