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Thousands without power in UK

By Owen Weldon     Apr 4, 2012 in World
Thousands of businesses and thousands of homes in England are without electricity due to gales and ice knocking down power lines.
Northern Powergrid reported that around 8,000 customers do not have power still. Some areas include West Yorkshire, west County Durham and west Northumberland.
According to BBC news, there were around 50,000 businesses and homes without power on Wednesday morning.
Customers who qualify for compensation due to losing power will be contacted by Northern Powergrid.
According to the Sun, gales and heavy snow was the cause of the chaos that swept through Northern England.
The snow, rain and sleet was expected to make its way down south and continue throughout the day.
According to Independent, Northern Powergrid said that they had workers working throughout the night to restore customers’ power yesterday. This was after more than 150 faults were reported to the company.
Western Power Distribution also reported that there were around 9,000 customers who were without power in north Derbyshire.
According to forecasters, up to right inches of snow fell in some parts of the Peak District, Cumbria and Pennines throughout the night.
Police in Durham are asking people to check on vulnerable neighbors while the outages are being worked on.
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