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North East power cut LIVE: First pictures as Army arrive in County Durham village

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LIVE: Army descend on County Durham after Storm Arwen disrupts power

By Patrick Gouldsbrough

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  • Good morning - it was announced earlier today that the army have been drafted into County Durham to help with the power shortage, on what is the seventh day of the electricity outage. Follow the live blog for updates throughout the day about the latest on the Storm Arwen aftermath and homes getting reconnected to electricity.