DISRUPTION to train services and power cuts were among the problems caused after Storm Ciara hit the district.

On Sunday, Northern reported significant disruption to its rail services due to strong winds and rain.

Customers experienced delays and cancellations across the network, with Northern advising customers not to use its services. Flooding at Haltwhistle affected the Tyne Valley line causing delays.

And hundreds of homes in the Tyne Valley were left without power as a result of the storm.

Northern Powergrid, the company responsible for managing the electricity distribution network across the North-East, Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, revealed a total of 220 properties in the Broomley area of Tynedale lost power shortly after 10am on Sunday. Power was restored later that day.

Northern Powergrid said power was successfully restored to 74,363 customers in its catchment area which were affected by Storm Ciara on Sunday into Monday.

Water supplies to properties in the Causey Hill Road area of Hexham were affected on Wednesday morning because of a burst pipe. The problem was reported to Northumbrian Water just after 5.30am and service was restored before 11am.