British Business and Energy Minister Kwasi Quarting said a power outage of more than eight days following a snowstorm was “totally unacceptable”. According to the EAW, 4,025 households in northern England and Scotland were without power on Sunday morning.
Northern Powergrid, which operates power grids in north-east England, said it hopes to restore power supplies to all consumers by Tuesday.
Minister Kwarteng traveled to North East England to assess on site why repairs are taking so long in some areas.
– I totally agree that this is totally unacceptable. It is inappropriate for people to remain without electricity for such a long period. Nowadays that number should not be 4 thousand. He said people have been without electricity for a long time.
He added that an investigation would be conducted, and if it was found that the energy companies did not invest in the infrastructure, sanctions could be imposed on them.
Meanwhile, the Met Office Met Office warned on Sunday that another snowstorm is coming over the UK – the Bara River, and it will also pass through those areas that were recently bombed. Heavy snow, heavy rain and strong winds are announced from Monday, with Bari’s main impact expected on Tuesday.
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