Hundreds of homes in North Wales are still without power since storm Arwen caused damage to the network.

SP Energy Networks said the wind speeds on over 90mph 'caused some of the worst damage experienced in over 15 years'.

They say around 200 of the worst affected properties are in Dee Valley South area.

A spokeswoman for SP Energy Networks said: "Our teams on the ground are working tirelessly to reconnect power as quickly and as safely as possible to those who are still off supply.

"We apologise to all of our customers who have been affected by the damage, we understand the stress and inconvenience this has caused many households and we appreciate everyone's patience whilst we continue to try to resolve the ongoing issues on the power network.

"Over the weekend, Storm Arwen brought winds of over 90mph and, as a result, that has caused some of the worst damage we have experienced in over 15 years and far worse than previous weather events.

"Currently in North Wales we have around 400 customers off supply. Dee Valley South remains the worst affected, with around 200 off in that area alone.

"In many areas, the damage has been severe due to fallen trees and other wind-blown debris and engineers are also dealing road closures and access challenges making some of our repairs even harder.

"The time it is taking us to get our customers back on is reflective of the number of faults and severity of the damage to the network; where normally we would deal with one or two faults on a main line and be able to get a larger number of customers back on, we're finding even with the line repaired, many spurs that feed into it have been impacted by fallen trees requiring secondary repairs. This is slowing restoration times as we're only able to reconnect handfuls of customers at a time.

"We're continuing to keep our customers up-to-date with our progress and we're keeping in in touch with our vulnerable customers throughout the day, ensuring they are updated with our progress, organising hot food and drinks and providing other welfare services for them as needed.

"We are also offering our customers reimbursement for hot food if they continue to be off supply.

"Beyond this, we will be offering accommodation to vulnerable customers tonight if they are likely to still be off supply."