Power cut hits homes in Jarrow and Hebburn
Almost 1,000 properties in South Tyneside have been left without electricity after a fault developed.
Northern Power Grid said 942 homes and businesses in the Hebburn and Jarrow areas were affected.
A spokesman for the company said 2,800 properties were initially affected when the network fault was reported at 05:00 GMT on Tuesday.
He said engineers were working on the as-yet unidentified problem and expected power to be restored later.