THE army will be sent in to help recovery efforts in the wake of Storm Arwen.
Some 30,000 homes across the UK have spent almost a week without power due to the raging storm, with MORE snow still set to fall.
Around 19,500 homes are still without power due to the damage caused by Storm Arwen, according to Downing Street.
The Prime Minister's official spokesman said a further 7,949 homes had had power restored since Wednesday - meaning 98% of the 950,000 homes originally affected now had electricity.
He said: "We are in hourly contact with network operators to reconnect power.
"We are working urgently to ensure welfare and shelter is provided to those households that need it.
"We still expect the majority of homes to have their power restored by the end of the week."
UK snow forecast: Army sent in as 30,000 homes still without power after five days – and more white stuff falling
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