Nearly 70 Hartlepool homes left in darkness after powercut

Electricity pylons.
Electricity pylons.

Almost 70 homes in Hartlepool were plunged into darkness following a powercut.

Properties in Westbrooke Avenue in the town were affected last night.

The power supply went off shortly after 9pm and returned just after 11pm.

A spokeswoman for Northern Powergrid said: "68 customers were affected in the TS25 area.

"Customers' supply went off at about 9.20pm and was restored at 11.05pm.

"It was caused by a fault on our network.

"We thank our customers for their patience while our teams work to restore their power as quickly as possible."