Homes without electricity will be reconnected ‘by tomorrow’ at the latest, PM says
Homes still without electricity after Hurricane Arwen will be reconnected “by tomorrow at the latest”, the Prime Minister said.
Boris Johnson said he spoke with Northern Powergrid’s chief executive on Monday and that he had been briefed on the new target.
However, the deadline set last Wednesday was dropped as MPs heard something was “seriously wrong” at the supplier.
On Wednesday, Downing Street said properties affected by power cuts caused by Hurricane Arwen should have supply restored “by the end of the week”, but more than 1,000 were still out on Monday.
Earlier in the day, Energy Secretary Greg Hands said it was “completely unacceptable” that around 1,600 households were still without power.
After a call with Northern Powergrid boss Phil Jones, Mr Johnson said he was “assured that they (the affected properties) will be reconnected by tomorrow at the latest”.
He said on Twitter: “I also ask to ensure that energy companies are taking measures to limit any potential disruption to households as a result of Hurricane Barra. .”
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