Storm-hit homes power restored in Cumbria

Waves at Allonby, Cumbria Waves swept along the Cumbrian coast on Thursday

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Up to 100 storm-hit homes have had their electricity restored after three days without power.

The houses on the Cumbria coast were cut off during the severe weather on Thursday.

Electricity North West said power was restored to most of the 10,000 affected homes the same day with the last few homes being restored on Sunday.

The storm was felt along the county's west coast, with high waves, flooding and fallen trees causing disruption.

High tides also caused problems in coastal areas and damaged the sea wall at Whitehaven Harbour.

A number of roads were closed because of fallen trees, flooding and fears of debris from buildings.

There was also disruption on the M6 when high winds caused a lorry and van to overturn in separate incidents.

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