10,000 northern homes without power

Around 10,000 homes in the north east were without power yesterday as a result of the change in weather. Snow and ice brought down power lines, with Northern Powergrid reporting […]

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By Tom Gibson

Around 10,000 homes in the north east were without power yesterday as a result of the change in weather.

Snow and ice brought down power lines, with Northern Powergrid reporting some 200 faults.

Temperatures in Scotland are set to drop from record highs last week by up to 20 degrees.

Martin Young, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office said: “Spring is a season of contrasts and it’s certainly not unusual to see snow at this time of year. However, this week’s wintry snap will be short-lived, with temperatures returning to normal as we head towards the Easter weekend.”