***Storm Malik Update***
I’m aware that there are instances of power outage and damage that have been caused across the constituency by Storm Malik.
I have been in contact with Northern Powergrid and Durham County Council and will keep constituents informed as the situation develops.
Northern Powergrid are currently responding to multiple calls and are extremely busy. Engineers are assessing the damage in some areas to ascertain the duration of the outages. As of this morning, Northern Powergrid have declared a Red Internal Major Incident.
A multi-agency meeting was held at 10.45 am this morning to assess power outages. A further multi-agency tactical coordinating group is scheduled to take place this afternoon.
To report a power outage to Northern Powergrid call 105. To report an issue to Durham County Council call 03000 261000 or report online by clicking this link: www.doitonline.durham.gov.uk
More information will be posted throughout the day on the DCC website: www.durham.gov.uk/alerts
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