Nearly 2,000 County Durham homes without power

POWER CUT ... Nearly 2,000 homes in Trimdon lost power this morning.
POWER CUT ... Nearly 2,000 homes in Trimdon lost power this morning.

MORE than 1,800 homes in County Durham have been left without power this morning.

Power was lost in 1,865 homes in Trimdon at 3.48am today. It was caused by a faulty cable in the high voltage network.

Northern Powergrid have been working to gradually bring back the power.

A generator is set to be used to power the houses while the problem can be fixed.

It is estimated that it will be back up and running by 2pm.