Power Cut in Force Area - Update

08 Jan 2015 11:06 AM

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This is an update in relation to this morning's power cut which effected the Newcastle and North Tyneside areas.

Northern Power Grid has now restored all power and work is ongoing to get Metro and train services back in operation.

There are currently no issues on the roads and the road network is flowing freely.

Northern Power Grid have investigated the cause of the power cut and it was found to have been caused by accidental damage to an underground high voltage cable by a third party.

There has been no increased reports to police of disruption in the last couple of hours.