East of England storms: Power restored to affected homes

Trampoline blown across the road
Image caption Storm winds lifted a trampoline out of a garden in Martlesham Heath

The last of the 11,000 homes in the East of England to lose power in storm conditions have been reconnected.

UK Power Networks said engineers restored supplies to the last 3,000 properties by Christmas Day morning.

The storm led to road closures and public transport disruption. Police said they received dozens of reports of flooding and fallen trees.

A UK Power Networks spokeswoman said power was back on in Buckinghamshire and Cambridgeshire by Christmas Eve.

More than 11,000 homes in the East had suffered interrupted supplies overnight between Monday and Tuesday.

Supplies were restored to Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex by Wednesday morning.

Five flood warnings remain in place in the East - in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.

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