Engineers have brought light to a street after being in darkness for 16 days.

Northumberland County Council engineers have temporarily fixed a row of street lights on Broomhill Road in Prudhoe after it was damaged by builders.

The street's lights have been off since December 7 after contractors were working on a junction which caused damage to an electrical cable.

It has only been temporarily fixed after it is believed that Northern Powergrid has a backlog of work due to recent storms.

Northumberland County Council believe the fix will be suitable enough until Northern Power Grid fixes it in the New Year.

A spokesperson for the NCC said: "A stretch of street lighting wasn't working due to electrical cable damage caused by contractors excavating at this junction.

"Council engineers have installed a temporary overhead fix to get the lights working again, and the electric company will carry out a permanent fix in the New Year.

County Cllr Gordon Stewart, who represents Prudhoe South, said: 'NCC operatives attended and have carried out temporary work allowing the majority of street lights to operate. The main repair has to be carried out by Northern Powergrid. There may be a delay in this due to a large backlog of work built up because of recent storms."