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East: 15,000 remain without power following St Jude storm
10:35am Wednesday 30th October 2013 in News
Latest figures show there are about 15,000 properties in the East of England without power.
Some counties were back to normal by yesterday (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire).
UK Power Networks engineers aim to have 98 per cent of power supplies which were affected by the storm on Monday, restored by the end of today and to the final few by the end of the week.
They restored power to over half a million customers within a day, after high winds caused extensive damage to power lines.
Director of customer services Matt Rudling said: “I would like to thank people who are still without power for their patience, and stress that we are working to restore all supplies as quickly as is safely possible.
"A lot of hard of work is going on round the clock and we are making good progress with repairs.”
The storm was the biggest the company has coped with since 2002, and it caused extensive damage to overhead power lines affecting electricity supplies to nearly 650,000 customers.
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