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Hundreds hit by Teesdale power cut
A COMMUNITY radio station was forced off the air after part of County Durham was hit by a power cut today.
About 570 properties and businesses in Barnard Castle and some surrounding villages were affected.
The electricity supply went off shortly after 1pm. Northern Powergrid blamed the problem on a fault on the electricity network.
By 2pm, the network provider said power had been restored to 220 customers.
Radio Teesdale presenter Katey Wallace had just finished her lunchtime show when power to the Barnard Castle-based station was lost.
Station manager Peter Dixon said the following programme, which would have announced the launch of the Teesdale Business Awards will now be broadcast at a later date.
The station was back on air at about 2.15pm.
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