Power restored to homes across NI

Published Saturday, 28 December 2013
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All homes and businesses in Northern Ireland were reconnected to the grid by Saturday night after thousands were left without power following gale force winds on Boxing Day.

Power restored to homes across NI
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.

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“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.
© UTV News
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curlymatz in Enniskillen wrote (116 days ago):
same news every time there's a storm "put the cables under ground" no more worries. and do the same with the phone cables. but i suppose they'll say we don't have the money to do that. But they have the money to clean up the mess in this province year after year.
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