A North East Tesco superstore has been forced to close its doors on Tuesday (November 7) after battling a power outage at the shop. 

Staff at Tesco Extra on Durham Road in Stockton have temporarily closed the doors to the store after the fridges, freezers and other appliances were no longer working, due to the outage. 

It's believed that the outage at the shop in Stockton isn't part of a wider issue with houses or other businesses in Teesside, with the supermarket giant saying that they are trying to fix the problem at the minute. 

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On Northern Powergrid's outage map at the moment, there is no outages affecting Stockton or Teesside as a whole.

A Tesco Spokesperson said: “Our Stockton-on-Tees Extra is temporarily closed due to a problem with the power.

"Our maintenance teams are working hard to fix the issue and the store will re-open soon. We apologise for the inconvenience.”