Published Saturday, 28 December 2013
Two trees ripped down by the wind in Ormeau Park, Belfast. (© UTV)
Northern Ireland Electricity said its engineers worked throughout Friday to restore power to over 33,000 properties.
On Saturday, engineers continued with their repairs - mainly in Co Down - to ensure all homes and businesses were reconnected with the grid.
Since Friday, BT have made close to 2,000 repairs on its communications network throughout the north.
A BT spokesperson said: “The current severe weather conditions in Northern Ireland are impacting heavily on our service, and a large number of faults have been reported by our customers. We are doing all that we can to repair faults as quickly as possible and minimise disruption, however, in some instances the weather is also hampering our repair crews efforts to access locations.
“Whilst all areas are affected, we have a significant number of faults reported Omagh, Enniskillen, Magherafelt, Downpatrick and Lisburn,” the statement continued.
Northern Ireland Electricity telephone: 08457 643 643
“Since yesterday, close to 2,000 repairs have already been completed and with the severe weather set to continue, our service teams will work throughout the weekend to make every possible effort to restore service to customers.
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