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Power cuts in north Wales after snow and severe weather

Category: Wales

Published: 5th Apr 2012 08:53:44

Thousands of residents in parts of north Wales have suffered power cuts following heavy snow and bad weather.

ScottishPower said the problems mostly affected Caernarfon, Anglesey, and the north Wales coast.

The firm said power was restored to most properties, but 700 homes remained without power at 08:30 BST on Thursday.

It said heavy snow and high winds had made it difficult for engineers to repair damaged power lines, and many minor roads had been impassable.

ScottishPower spokesman Guy Jefferson told BBC Radio Wales that most people had been reconnected by late Wednesday night and "only a handful" of customers still cut off would have been without electricity since Wednesday morning.

Areas from Gwynedd to Wrexham and north Powys were among those worst affected by the heavy snowfall on Wednesday.

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