Tens of thousands of homes still without power following Storm Arwen

The UK government says it is working closely with local network operators and operational teams to support those facing continued disruption caused by Storm Arwen.

The power of almost 1 million households have been affected, however 935,600 households have now had power restored, representing 97% of households affected.

Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng told MPs earlier today: “I’m glad to say that over 95 per cent of those affected by the storm, over 935,000 customers, have had their power supply restored so far and I’d like to thank the engineers for their hard work and perseverance.

“However there are still 30,000 as of 8am this morning who are without power.”

He said: “I also want to reassure people who are still without power, who are exhausted, who are worried and who are angry that we are all working incredibly hard to make sure that their normal conditions return.”