Northeast Weather LIVE: Updates as snow across the region causes disruption while thousands remain without power

Resident ‘inconsolable and scared’ as she faces sixth night without central heating

A resident whose home lost power after Storm Arwen has described feeling “inconsolable and scared” as she faces a sixth night without central heating.

Thousands of people have been left without electricity after winds of nearly 100km / h hit parts of northern England and Scotland, cracked power lines, uprooted trees and caused roadblocks.

A fallen power line caused by Storm Arwen (Photo: ENA Energy Networks Association / PA)

Jessica May Teasdale, 35, whose home in Stanley, Durham County, lost power Friday night, describing the experience as a “nightmare” and saying her region has been “abandoned” by the government.

Business Minister Kwasi Kwarteng described the storm as unlike any other and promised to do everything possible to restore power to the affected homes before Christmas.

Ms Teasdale, an architectural hardware store, told the PA news agency: “It’s a nightmare … we’re inconsolable and scared, are we getting even sicker to the point where it’s pneumonia?



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